Waswo X Waswo


Waswo X. Waswo (b. 1953, U.S.A) has travelled, lived and worked in India for over sixteen years. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Center for Photography, and Studio Marangoni, The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Florence, Italy. Alongside his books, India Poems: The Photographs, published by Gallerie Publishers in 2006, and Men of Rajasthan, published by Serindia Contemporary in 2011, he has had several solo exhibitions and been included in multiple group shows, world over. He also collaborates with a variety of local artists including the photo hand-colourist Rajesh Soni.

Rajesh Soni (b. 1981, India) is an artist who has become known primarily for his abilities to hand paint digital photographs. He is the son of artist Lalit Soni, and the grandson of Prabhu Lal Soni (Verma), who was once court photographer to the Maharana Bhopal Singh of Mewar. Prabhu Lal was not only a court photographer, but also a hand-colourist who painted the black and white photographs that he produced. His skills of hand-colouring photographs were passed down to Rajesh through the intermediary of his father Lalit.