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Our Images Of India: 2010-2011 Vol.1 John Antoine Labadie & Margie Beth Labadie


Our Images Of India: 2010-2011 From early December 2010 through early January 2011 Margie & I were fortunate to enjoy our second trip to India. We arrived in Delhi. While in Delhi we exhibited our artwork at the India International Arts Festival and also made a presentation for an event hosted by the Academy of Electronic Arts. From Delhi we traveled to Rajasthan by car and then stayed in Jaipur where we were hosted by the India Contemporary Art Gallery. In Jaipur we also offered a workshop at a women’s college associated with the University of Rajasthan. From Jaipur we went to Kanpur, also by car, and stayed at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). In Kanpur we also offered workshops at colleges associated with the University of Kanpur and exhibited our work there. We moved from Kanpur to Lucknow and were hosted by the Department of Photography at the University of Kanpur. We offered a workshop the University of Kanpur and exhibited our work there with faculty from that institution and several well known Indian artists from the region. We returned from Lucknow to Kanpur by train, stayed again at IITK, and offered workshops and presented exhibitions at two more regional colleges. From Kanpur we returned to Delhi by train. Once in Delhi we visited a number of arts organizations and brought in the New Year there. This second trip to India was very productive, extremely educational and expanded our network of contacts within the country. We will return to India sooner than later to continue the adventure. John Antoine Labadie 2011


Various items for sale by vendors in the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.


Great looking veggies for sale by a vendor in the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.


A scene from the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Here animals far outnumber vehicles for moving goods.


A Scene from the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. This is a public well from which all water is pumped for the neighboring buildings.


A wide variety of spices for sale by vendors in the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.


Spices are for sale by vendors in the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi – turmeric here.


More scenes from the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi – a date vendor.


More scenes from the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Here is the top of an old religious structure.


Inside an amazing Sikh temple in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.


A street scene of vendors bringing goods into the area near Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.


Handmade Indian carpets for sale at a vendor’s shop in Delhi.


Handmade Indian carpets for sale at a vendor’s shop in Delhi.


Bringing in the crops along the highway between Delhi and Jaipur.


Margie at work on a presentation in our apartment in Jaipur.


A craftsman putting the finishing touches on a new building across from our apartment in Jaipur. He is applying a concrete coating over the handmade mud bricks that form the structure.


The moon was clearly visible in the afternoon when this shot was taken from the veranda of our apartment in Jaipur.


An accident left crops strewn across the highway outside of Jaipur.


An unusual combination of technologies on the streets of Jaipur.


A shot from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A shot from a village in Uttar Pradesh about 50 miles outside of Kanpur. This building had just received a fresh coat of protective mud.


A shot from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur. This built in niche serves as a “porch light” – among other things.


A shot from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur. It was a relaxing time for all concerned.


A shot from inside a village temple a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A shot inside a village temple a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


The exterior of a village temple in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


The delivery of fresh milk by bicycle in a small village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


Part of the remaining structure of the old village well in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


Hand made mud brick house with tamped dirt veranda and a plastic chair in a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A scene from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur. Yes, that’s a cell phone the lady is holding. But the village has no electricity. That’s a story to be told another time.


A scene from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A child from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A local woman from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A typical household scene from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A woman from a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur. What a wonderful color.


A old A hand made mud brick building in a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


A newer hand made mud brick building in a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


Some of the ways in which animal dung is processed for fuel in a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


Some of the ways in which animal dung is processed for fuel in a village in Uttar Pradesh outside of Kanpur.


Left: An ancient tree just outside of a temple along a tributary of the Ganges River near Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


The inside of a small temple along the banks of the Ganges River near Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


One of the many Hindu gods inside of a small temple along the banks of the Ganges River just outside of Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


One of the many Hindu gods inside of a small temple along the banks of the Ganges River just outside of Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


The Ganges River north of Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


A water taxi on the Ganges River off shore from Bithur, Uttar Pradesh.


A new building under construction at a private college outside of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


A street vendor of plastic wares in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


Street scene just outside Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The last delivery of the day.


Street scene just outside Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The traffic on the roads is amazing ‌ and very dangerous too.


The ongoing construction of a massive political monument in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – shot in the early morning fog.


The ongoing construction of a massive political monument in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.


A medicine and “sundries� vendor in a village outside of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


Handcrafted items for sale on the streets of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


A street scene from a location on the road between Kanpur & Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.


A vendor’s cart on a street in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.


There are many uses for bicycles along the road in Uttar Pradesh.


There are many uses for bicycles along the road in Uttar Pradesh.


Margie at a historic public school in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.


Images from the “not a tourist” market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – fabrics for sale.


Above: Images from the “not a tourist” market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – bangles for sale.


Above: Margie with our host Tripti Singh at the “not a tourist� market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


More scenes from the “not a tourist” market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – many items for sale here.


More from the “not a tourist� market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. I was told that this is very much like a cheese & veggie omelette.


Even more scenes from the “not a tourist� market in in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


We are about to begin our workshop at Kanpur University in Uttar Pradesh.


A nut vendor along the street in Delhi.


The beautiful face of a Tibetan statue for sale in a shop in downtown Delhi.


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