Photo Project : Zameen Asmaan Ka Farq by Marc Ohrem-Leclef
Marc Ohrem-Leclef (German, based in Brooklyn, NY) is a multimedia-artist who completed studies in Communication Design at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, before relocating to New York City in 1998.
Founding a commercial photography studio that serviced the advertising industry for 15 years, a life-changing experience renewed Ohrem-Leclef's focus on personal long term projects (2012). His collaborative practice moves between documentary and performative modes to construct alternative representations and narratives that address issues of identity and belonging.
Zameen Asmaan Ka Farq ('As far apart as the Earth is from the Sky') documents the culture of touch between Indian men who live at the intersections of homosocial culture, friendship and love through photographs and texts.
Since 2017 I have collaborated with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and identi-ties to make photographic portraits and record conversations (to date over 120, in twelve languages) across these territories:
West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.