Who we are

WE are a team of photographers, artists, historians, writers, academicians and management experts joined together to protect and promote contemporary photography and connected art forms. Challenging the common venue-based approaches and stepping aside the grand narrative agendas, we have been standing as a collective creative force by initiating local, public-centered photo-art projects. We serve as a platform for young and upcoming photographers and our campus has a studio residency and a temporary community lab for photographers and artists – establishing a fully functional community studio and photo lab is a dream project that we are working on. We have been archiving the life and work of contemporary photographers. Project 365 is our initiative that collectively creates and preserves photographs of the fast vanishing culture and landscape of South India. We are a part of the innovative Common Room Project, an Indo-Polish Public art project for kids. This year, we have initiated ‘Photo Mail,’ an online magazine promoting photography and connected art forms. We also bring out day-to-day use products, photo-notebooks and photo-books. The photo-book series is titled ‘Tamilakam Rekaikal’ and mainly feature photographs collectively created through Project 365 and works of photographers that are part of our Photo Archive.

Our Management

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Abul Kalam Azad

Founder Director

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Kulanthaivel

Founder Vice Chairman

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Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi

Founder Managing Trustee

Our Advisors

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R Nandakumar

Art Historian

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Dr. V. Selvakumar

Archaelogist and Historian

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Johny ML

Art Historian

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Leo James

Photographer

Our Editorial Team

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George Augustine Thundiparambil

Editor, Photo Mail English

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RR Srinivasan

Editor, Photo Mail Tamil

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Sha Nawas

Editor, Photo Mail Malayalam

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Nandakumar Melathil

Creative Writer

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Ami Gupta

Editorial Team Member

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Arjun Ramachandran

Editorial Team Member

Our Creative and Technical Team

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Thierry Cardon

Photographer

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Shibu Arakkal

Photographer

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Boney Keyar

Videographer

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Shaji N Jaleel

Videographer

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Muruganandam

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