Nazar Photography Monographs
1st Edition, 2015
Kanu Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grand-nephew came to live with him in the Sevagram Ashram and became his lifelong follower. Gandhi allowed Kanu to photograph him on the condition that no flash would be used and he would never be asked to pose. Though some of Kanu Gandhi’s images are well known to us, he was never credited for them. And even though some of his images have been reproduced in books on Gandhi, his work has not yet been published as one body of work nor has his work been acknowledged for its historical and artistic importance. With the publication of Kanu's Gandhi, Nazar Photography Monographs corrects this anomaly and gives a forgotten great photographer his due credit.
Culled from a long forgotten archive, the meticulously researched, painstakingly restored and exquisitely produced book reveals rare and personal photographs of the Mahatma during the last ten years of his life.
The book was launched on October 30, 2015 at the Delhi Photo Festival 2015. Clothbound hardcover with window cut and a fine art print pasted under as cover image.