Culture Fix: Victoria Lautman on Indian Stepwells

May 17 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this gallery talk, journalist, author, and lecturer Victoria Lautman shares her experiences over thirty years of documenting stepwells across India. These remarkable structures provided communities with water all year long and served as civic centers, refuges, and active places of worship.

 

Related Exhibition: India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman
Since the 5th century, stepwells have served as water-harvesting systems that descend into the earth and enable communities to access the water table or rainwater gathered below. A selection of 46 photographs by journalist Victoria Lautman captures the diversity and sublime beauty of these architectural marvels.

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