Yesterday’s Flowers is a series of photographs of flowers that were used in the family home in South India for daily prayers. Fresh flowers adorn and shower the Hindu gods during the daily puja rituals and remain near the idols all day. Having served their function, dried and spent, the flowers are swept up early the next morning before the new day’s prayers are chanted. Having observed these rituals for many years, I began photographing these floral remnants of prayer as a way to honor and appreciate them during this final stage of their sacred journey.
Julie Williams-Krishnan is a fine art photographer and the Director of Programs at the Griffin Museum of Photography. She also teaches photography and has worked as a freelance photographer and photographer’s assistant. Julie’s photographic practice investigates identity and personal narrative. She has exhibited her photographs at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Khaki Gallery, and Zullo Gallery in the Boston region, the Colson Gallery in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, A Smithson Gallery in Texas, as well as other venues. Her work has been included in online exhibitions with “Don’t Take Pictures” and “Lenscratch.” She earned her MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster in 2006 in London, UK. Based in Boston Massachusetts since 2010, Julie lived in London, UK for more than 16 years and has traveled extensively.
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