Swapnil Mishra


As a photographer, I am most interested in capturing the narrative functions of abandoned spaces. It demonstrates how the spaces reveal their narrative and clarify their significance through the absence of the person or thing it was designed to accommodate. A part of the gratification of viewing the image of an empty place is resolving the utility of the place – dislocated from the subject or object that routinely occupies it. While the empty place may be divorced of its object (person or thing), the abandoned space is ruptured, dislocated in time and removed from its former utility. It becomes a focus of archaeological interest – demanding study to retrieve its histories from the decay of time.