Interview: Photographer Dayanita Singh looks back on her long and eventful career

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“I call this book Let’s See because these images are about exactly that: how we see, what we don’t see, what only the camera sees,” says Dayanita Singh about her photo novel.

The visual artist’s last book, published by Steidl in September, invites you into an unfamiliar but recognisable world. In this world there are birthday parties, lively hostel rooms, chiffon-draped ladies deep in conversation around a dining table, and a sudden funeral, the abruptness of which is counterpoised by a series of gentle embraces. Through the book, images flow into each other in a sequence that echoes life itself.

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