Thomas Patrick Kiernan
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Photographs in black and white by Thomas Patrick Kiernan taken over the last twenty years beginning in the 1990s. According to the photographer,(TP as he is better known) there are parts of Calcutta still largely untouched by mass consumer culture and the modern economy. These are difficult to find in the west where people are so immersed in the material world surrounding them. But Calcutta also is not immune to change. TP would like his photographs to serve as a ‘mirror’ that motivates people to preserve what is so original and moving in the city. Failing this, the images may at least serve as ‘historical documentation’.