Fragility, Transience and Transcendence

by Sanchita Chatterjee

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Sanchita is a photographer, writer and researcher based in New Delhi, India. Sanchita’s photos and writings have been published in the Statesman (India), the Times of India, the Telegraph (India), National Geographic Traveller India, Cha, iUnbound, MidDay, Public Books, academic journals and travel portals. Photos and poems from Sanchita’s current portfolio on ‘Fragility, Transience and Transcendence’ have been published in the Commonline Journal and Star 82 Review.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of this series?

I have been working on a portfolio that celebrates fragility, transience and magnificence of human experiences, emotions and thoughts. This portfolio combines black and white photos with short texts in poetic forms. For me, visuals complement my writings and nuances in visuals are enhanced by poetry. These particular photos and poetry from the collection are inspired by motherhood and the difference happy events make to our perceptions of the world around us and our place in it.


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Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now open. The reading period for standard submissions closes again December 15, 2023. Submit here.


11/27 • Michael Mark
12/04 • Helen Beer
12/11 • Rachel Rodman
12/18 • Betsy Robinson
12/25 • Trish Hopkinson
12/31 • Kim Chinquee
01/01 • Jill Michelle