Snehargho Gosh, Hashtag Namaste 2018, digital photograph 

Hashtag Namaste

Snehargho Ghosh

31 September 2018 - 27 October 2018
Opening Thursday 4 Ocober 6-8pm

'Hashtag Namaste' is a solo exhibition by Snehargho Ghosh, an Indian born, Paris based photographer. This new series is inspired by the artist’s own uncomfortable attempts to maintain a yoga practice during a four-year period of living in Melbourne, and of feeling bewildered in our city’s slick yoga studios. The images speak to a sense of nostalgia and alienation in encountering a distorted cultural practice that’s meant to feel like home, while also giving an insight in to a local yoga school near Snehargho’s parents’ house in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Snehargho Ghosh is a photographer born in West Bengal, India. He was previously based in Melbourne, and now lives and works in Paris. He has exhibited work at Brisbane Powerhouse, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Blacktown Art Centre, as well as in exhibitions internationally in India and Europe. His photographs have been published by the Age, The Guardian, Photodust, Al Jazeera and Peril Magazine. In 2017 he was a participant in Footscray Community Art Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders program

This project was made with the assistance of Rajesh Das and the students of the Academy of Vedic Yoga.