From April 13 to May 15, Maya Clausen is presenting her “kolkata calling” series at the Galerie fotopension in Cologne. Calcutta, a city of extremes – from every angle imaginable. The masses that make up the population defy any type of city planning. Consequently, many become lone fighters in the struggle for survival.
Though to the viewer they may appear lonely – even lost –, it doesn't stop them from smiling. Their surrender to life (and death) seems absolute. Circumstances oblige them to be creative in their daily struggle; this means, sleeping wherever, whenever you're tired, laughing when you feel like laughing, and dreaming right in the here and now.
Further information at: www.fotopension.de