17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Narrow Escape

This is part of my series of Diptychs made in Pakistan. This bittersweet series is an utterly subjective journey through Pakistan, a country that remains a riddle despite several extended stays since 2010 and the mix of exasperation and tenderness I feel for it. The construction of these diptychs occurred slowly over the years, as I began to be able to distinguish the layers of reality, walk my way through the veneer of things, identify plots, characters and overtones and to mingle them with the shadows of my own inner theatre. Images started to merge and make sense, new sense born out of apparent clashes or unexpected semblances. It became a play with reality, a kind of collage, an imaginary conversation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Copyright: © Marylise Vigneau