Lo-fi 35mm digital / Smart Phone, Cyanotype and Archival Pigment Prints
Abul Kalam Azad
Abul Kalam Azad was born in Kerala to a migrant Tamil family. Having maintained an interest in photography since childhood, he has worked extensively over his life with the medium, as a studio photographer, photojournalist with reputed National and International news agencies / magazines and finally as an independent visual artist. Abul’s artistic works are noted for the maverick formal experiments and thematic content. Abul has been involved in different attempts to bring art to the regional public, notably being a part of the Mayalokam Collective. It is his belief in our traditions of public art that has made him work in this direction, and set up Ekalokam Trust for Photography, which is dedicated to archiving and protecting the works of contemporary photographers, and bringing photo art to the public. As the Director of Project 365, 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. His major contribution is a series of phone images titled ‘365days myopic view‘, that presents the everyday life of a photographer in an ancient town.