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Andrea Baldeck

Passages

January 5 - 29, 2022

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At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Craft Artist, Rural Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Craft Artist, Rural Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

 

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Detail, Belur Temple, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Detail, Belur Temple, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Dusk In Varanasi, Ghats Along The Ganges  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Dusk In Varanasi, Ghats Along The Ganges

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Festival, Kochi, Kerala  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Festival, Kochi, Kerala (SOLD)

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Folk Carvings, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Folk Carvings, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Gujarati Grandfather  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Gujarati Grandfather

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Harmonium Player, Jaipur, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Harmonium Player, Jaipur, Rajasthan

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Hindu Temple, Trichy, Tamil Nadu  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Hindu Temple, Trichy, Tamil Nadu

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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In A Rajasthani Village  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

In A Rajasthani Village

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan (SOLD)

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Leaving The Mosque, Delhi  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Leaving The Mosque, Delhi

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Lingaraja Temple, Bubaneswar, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Lingaraja Temple, Bubaneswar, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Market Day, Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Market Day, Odisha

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Moment Of Repose, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Moment Of Repose, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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New Grandchild, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

New Grandchild, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Nomad Sisters, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Nomad Sisters, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Qutb Minar, Delhi  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Qutb Minar, Delhi

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Rajasthani Woman  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Rajasthani Woman

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Rani Ki Vav Stepwell, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Rani Ki Vav Stepwell, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Ruins Of Hampi #1, Karnataka  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Ruins Of Hampi #1, Karnataka (SOLD)

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Ruins Of Hampi #2, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Ruins Of Hampi #2, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Saddhu, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Saddhu, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Schoolgirls, Rural Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Schoolgirls, Rural Odisha

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Stepwell, Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Stepwell, Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Temple Complex, Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Complex, Odisha (SOLD)

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Temple Of The Sun, Modhera, Gujarat  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Of The Sun, Modhera, Gujarat

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Village Matriarch, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Village Matriarch, Rajasthan

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Worshipper Of Vishnu, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Worshipper Of Vishnu, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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Worshipping Gommateshwara, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Worshipping Gommateshwara, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

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At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Craft Artist, Rural Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Craft Artist, Rural Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

 

Detail, Belur Temple, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Detail, Belur Temple, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Dusk In Varanasi, Ghats Along The Ganges  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Dusk In Varanasi, Ghats Along The Ganges

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Festival, Kochi, Kerala  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Festival, Kochi, Kerala (SOLD)

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Folk Carvings, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Folk Carvings, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Gujarati Grandfather  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Gujarati Grandfather

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Harmonium Player, Jaipur, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Harmonium Player, Jaipur, Rajasthan

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Hindu Temple, Trichy, Tamil Nadu  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Hindu Temple, Trichy, Tamil Nadu

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

In A Rajasthani Village  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

In A Rajasthani Village

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan (SOLD)

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Leaving The Mosque, Delhi  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Leaving The Mosque, Delhi

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Lingaraja Temple, Bubaneswar, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Lingaraja Temple, Bubaneswar, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Market Day, Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Market Day, Odisha

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Moment Of Repose, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Moment Of Repose, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

New Grandchild, Odisha  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

New Grandchild, Odisha

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Nomad Sisters, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Nomad Sisters, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Qutb Minar, Delhi  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Qutb Minar, Delhi

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Rajasthani Woman  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Rajasthani Woman

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Rani Ki Vav Stepwell, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Rani Ki Vav Stepwell, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Ruins Of Hampi #1, Karnataka  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Ruins Of Hampi #1, Karnataka (SOLD)

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Ruins Of Hampi #2, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Ruins Of Hampi #2, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Saddhu, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Saddhu, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Schoolgirls, Rural Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Schoolgirls, Rural Odisha

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Stepwell, Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Stepwell, Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

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Temple Complex, Odisha  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Complex, Odisha (SOLD)

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Of The Sun, Modhera, Gujarat  11.5" x 17"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Of The Sun, Modhera, Gujarat

11.5" x 17"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Village Matriarch, Rajasthan  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Village Matriarch, Rajasthan

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Worshipper Of Vishnu, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Worshipper Of Vishnu, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Worshipping Gommateshwara, Karnataka  17" x 11.5"  Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Worshipping Gommateshwara, Karnataka

17" x 11.5"

Toned Silver Gelatin Print

 

Folk Carvings, Odisha (Detail), 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Folk Carvings, Odisha (Detail), 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

In Passages, Dr. Andrea Baldeck shares the photographic documentation of her many journeys to India. As a visitor in this vast and diverse subcontinent, her silver gelatin prints offer a peek into her immersive experiences. 

As a child, Baldeck eagerly read Life magazine and practiced using her brownie camera while dreaming of adventures to places far and wide. Although she later pursued music and medicine, she never stopped her photo practice and was introduced to the darkroom while in college. After completing her residency as an internist and anesthesiologist, Baldeck was fortunate to begin traveling as a volunteer doctor through an early iteration of Doctors Without Borders. It was during this time of public service that she was finally able to combine her many passions and discover the intimate connections that can be forged with her subjects through the lens of the camera. 

 

At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala, 11.5" x 17", Toned Silver Getalin Print

At A Temple Festival, Kochi, Kerala, 11.5" x 17", Toned Silver Getalin Print

While photojournalism was an early source of inspiration for Baldeck, she has slowly developed a photo practice that embraces warmth, mystery, and imagination. She always asks before taking a photo of her human subjects and regularly receives information from her local guides to further understand the landscape, architecture, and culture. Aware of the perilous relationship between photography and colonialism, Baldeck hopes her images share a small slice of her unique experience as an outsider and offer her viewer a chance to recognize shared humanity and tacit connection. 

 

Shooting a 35mm camera takes careful planning and consideration. Baldeck evaluates the light, exposure, framing, and composition on site. She never crops an image upon returning to the darkroom. This slow, analog process allows her time to dig deep into her experience and be present in the special qualities of the moment. Working in black and white silver gelatin prints, Baldeck favors their timeless quality and emotional impact over the romance and allure of color.  

 

Temple Complex, Odisha, 11.5" x 17", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Temple Complex, Odisha, 11.5" x 17", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Village Matriarch, Rajasthan, 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Village Matriarch, Rajasthan, 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Baldeck has also released a number of books that contain written essays on her experiences in conjunction with her images. These writings are diaristic reflections rather than concrete descriptions. Her hope is to draw her viewers even deeper into the experience of a place they may never be able to go, bringing the same magic of adventure to others of any age. 

Born in a small town near Rochester, New York, Baldeck studied music at Vassar and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout the 1980s, Baldeck volunteered on medical trips, carrying her camera and stethoscope in the same bag. In the 1990s after 12 years of medical practice, Baldeck was finally able to fully turn her attention to photography. She has exhibited her work in both the fine arts gallery setting and within the context of archaeology and anthropology. Her writing and photos can be found in numerous books, articles, and public and private collections across the globe.

Dr. Baldeck has served as a trustee of the Moore College of Art and Design, Settlement Music School, and Vassar College.  She currently sits on the boards of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, participating on the East Asian and South Asian Art committees, supporting acquisitions, conservation, and endowment.

 

 

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 17" x 11.5", Toned Silver Gelatin Print