The thesis project examines the phenomenon and concept of darshan in the context of photography. Interpolating and extrapolating ideas from tenets of Indian philosophy, it presents a perspective on image-making and its relationship to me as an artist. With the artwork mainly situated in the cultural geographies of India and the United States, the text discusses the role of spirituality, light, colour (blue), and walking in my practice. It also references themes of painting and music – raga and rasa that are constructs of Indian musicology – and how they influence the photographic work.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic--Philosophy; Hindu philosophy; Cyanotypes; Blue in art; Walking in art
Photography and Related Media (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)
Kapoor, Vibhav, "Darshan" (2023). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus