WHEN CULTURE MEETS CREATIVITY
Yes, you've read it right. That’s what our Artist and Director of Project 365 Abul Kalam Azad depicts through his work. Project 365 is a delight to eyes for those who are centered in art and nature. Projects 365 was his conception, and as its Director Abul contributes a sprawling set of works that serve as a link between the works of other artists and provide the contextual base and background for the whole project. This series discover the images that are largely autobiographical and feature portraits, architecture, cultural symbols, landscapes, still lives, and offer a closer look into contemporary society inhabiting the temple town.
Abul Kalam Azad is a visual artist based in India. Abul’s photographic works are predominantly autobiographical, and they explore the areas of politics, culture, micro-history, gender, and eroticism.
His works attempt a re-reading of contemporary Indian history – the history in which ordinary people are absent and are mainly represented through beautiful images and icons.
During the early 90s, for a brief period, he worked as a photojournalist with leading National/International agencies including the Press Trust of India. Mid-90s, he renounced his journalism career to become an independent artist.
Besides, Azad’s maverick and pioneer experimental hybrid art that blends different styles and techniques pushes the boundaries of contemporary Indian photographic art practice.
His current projects focus on a search inside South Indian maritime history and connected cultures, inspired by ancient literature, folklore, and rituals. His works have been exhibited in prestigious museums/galleries in India and abroad since the mid-90s. He is the recipient of various awards that includes Charles Wallace Award, French Government Scholarship award, Govt. of India’s Senior Art Fellowship, and India Foundation for the Arts Grant.
Abul Kalam Azad is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography, a non-profit foundation committed to creating, protecting and sharing contemporary photography and other allied art forms. He also extends his services as Editor-in-Chief of Photo Mail, an online photo-art magazine.
Limited Edition of 30 Prints
The print(s) will be sent along with an authentication certificate. They will be made on acid-free, resistant to aging archival Hahnemühle paper, UV resistant inks that can last for more than 100 years in proper conditions. The size specified includes 0.5 inches borders on all four sides. If you prefer without a border or need a larger border, please specify. The print(s) are not framed and will be sent in a stretched form.