Towards the end of 1992, Coca-Cola returned to India after the opening up of the Indian economy to foreign investments in 1991. On October 24th, 1993, The Coca-Cola Company formally began its operations in India with the opening of a production facility outside of Agra. This image is a visual reminder of the open market policy that encouraged sales of commodities such as Coco Cola at a fair price. Abul Kalam Azad shot this photograph using medium format film camera.
Re-entering India, 1992
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.