Contemporary Photo Archive

Abul Kalam Azad

2000 – 2010

Between 2000 and 2010, Indian photography saw a shift from analogue to digital. Reluctant to take a complete swing, but at the same time trying to keep up with the technological advancements, Abul started incorporating digital technology in his works and the resultant hybrid photographic prints are unique in style and content. The experiments of earlier works condensed during the early 2000s into a definite visual language, with the addition of colour as a strong element. Well involved in the Mattanchery art scene that was being brought to life by the collective effort of these locally based artists, Abul’s continued his maverick and prolific working style. The focus on micro-history, religion, politics and other recurring themes only become stronger, connecting with each other and emerging as a total worldview that the artist consciously puts forward. Lo-fi images, found photographs and re-usages of earlier works make regular appearances, a definitive presence in the photographic aesthetics and language of the artist.

Abul Kalam Azad Photo Archive

Abul Kalam Azad Photo Archive

Abul Kalam Azad Photo Archive