Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh
February 12 – March 30, 2008
SUArt Galleries presented Beloved Daughters, an exhibition that united the Moksha (Heaven) and Ladli (Beloved Daughter) series, two of photographer-activist Fazal Sheikh’s most recent projects concerning the lives of women in India.
The first of the two series, Moksha, completed in 2005, focused on dispossessed widows who find refuge in the holy city of Vrindavan in northern India. They worship the god Krishna in hopes of being released from the cycle of reincarnation from past actions, samsara, into a higher state, moksha. The second, Ladli, revealed horrific stories of infanticide, feticide and other forms of abuse directed toward women all over India.