Sandip Roy: Follow The Box | KALW

Sandip Roy: Follow The Box

Mar 9, 2016

Over 25 years ago curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral went to an estate sale in Illinois, and stumbled upon a shoebox that would change their lives.  

In the box were pictures of villages in West Bengal from 1945. Taken by an unknown American soldier stationed there briefly during the War. But even as pieces of the mystery fell into place the original question remained unanswered. Who was the photographer? Jerri and Alan realized that not knowing the answer actually had added something to the process, instead of leaving just a hole in it.

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