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Issue No. 17 - Enigma

Ambika Singh: In The Mood For Swing at Soam Studio

Image above: © Ambika, Singh, In The Mood For Swing, 2015, Courtesy of artist.

 

This exhibition is the first part of an ongoing documentation of swing-era motivated gatherings throughout New York City. The photographs shown are a glimpse into the world of the music and dancing that flourished in the times of prohibition and the Depression. A phenomenon that brought people together then and is making it’s come back now. The images provide a connection between the viewer and the emotions of the participants, almost as if they went back in time to experience it themselves. 

 The project was taken in many establishments throughout the city, seeking places where people escaped their hectic surroundings and slipped back into the sounds and styles of a bygone era. Attendees ranging from the young to the old, dressed for the part, letting go and having fun.

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© Ambika, Singh, In The Mood For Swing, 2015, Courtesy of the artist. 

 

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© Ambika, Singh, In The Mood For Swing, 2015, Courtesy of the artist.

 

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© Ambika, Singh, In The Mood For Swing, 2015, Courtesy of the artist.

 

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© Ambika, Singh, In The Mood For Swing, 2015, Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

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The artist Ambika, Singh during the opening at Soam Studio. 

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During the opening at Soam Studio, Marzia Gamba (left), owner of Soam Studio. 

 

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During the opening at Soam Studio.

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