Photo Art Merchandise

We strive to bring contemporary art to the larger public through innovative every-day use art merchandise. The art scene of our times has been conditioned for the urban setting, where the trading, showcasing and collecting of artworks are centred, away from the larger Indian audience, who are inadvertently excluded from being able to enjoy art. Our aim is to serve as a platform to buy directly from the photographers in an affordable and endearing manner.

Southern Salt

These images by photographer Abul Kalam Azad are part of the broader ‘Tamailakam Rekaikal’ series. The cultural dimension of ‘Salt’ is expressed through these photographs. The images were taken along the State High Way 47 also known as the East Coast Road. The monochrome photographs depicts a minuscule aspect of the millennia old tradition and culture.
ISBN 978-81-926492-5-2

Beatles in Rishikesh

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram is situated in the banks of the River Ganga in Rishikesh. The famous Beatles had visited the ashram in 1968 to take part in Transcendental Meditation. The ashram was abandoned in 1997. The buildings, meditation and lecture halls including Maharishi’s house and the guest house where the Beatles stayed are in ruins. The ashram has recently been opened for tourists.
ISBN 978-81-926492-1-4

Etymology of Rishikesh

This notebook has 15 images taken in and around Rishikesh, a pilgrim city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The River is considered holy and several thousand believers and tourists visit this town. These photographs were taken by Abul Kalam Azad a year before the 2013 flood that destroyed many constructions alongside River Ganga.
ISBN 978-81-926492-0-7

My anger and other stories

In this autobiographical series by photographer Abul Kalam Azad, every-day still life becomes symbols of anger & pain, love & denial, and are brought back to life as marvelous works of art. The broken toys, stones (taken from the dead-sea), bullets (from Kashmir), the unwashed underwears and footwears, the ordinary yet intimate everyday objects speak an unspoken tale.
ISBN 978-81-926492-9-0

Samadhi

Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950), born Venkataraman Iyer, was a spiritual master. After experiencing, at age 16, what he later described as liberation (moksha), he left home for the sacred mountain Annamalai. He lived at the mountain for the rest of his life. Thousands of seekers flocked to be in his presence and even now, after his death in 1950, his samadhi shrine continues to attract devotees from all over the world.
ISBN 978-81-926492-3-8

Coral Hill

The Javadhu Hills are an extension of the Eastern Ghats spread across parts of Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts in Tamil Nadu. The area around it was known to the Tamil Sangam poets (circa 100 B.C.E to 200 C.E.). The ruler of this region has been described as the Cevvarainatan in the Perumpanarruppatai. Here Cevvarai i.e., the Red Mountain is said to refer to the hill range, previously called Coral Hills. The famous Annamalai Hill in Tiruvannamalai is considered to be part of this hill range.
ISBN 978-81-926492-4-5

Periya Kovil

Annamalaiyar temple ( locally known as periya kovil ), is dedicated to the deity Shiva located at the foothills of the Annamalai Hill, in the town of Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple and its magnificent sculptures stand as a symbol of our rich vasthu tradition and culture. Photographer Abul Kalam Azad has dedicated this body of work to his youngest son Narayanan Rahman.
ISBN 978-81-926492-7-6

Chai, Charas, Chapathi

Parvati Valley is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. From the confluence of the Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley from the town of Bhuntar in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India. The images were taken by Photographer Abul Kalam Azad in the towns of Parvathi Valley – Kasol, Manikaran, Pulga, Kheer Ganga and the likes.
ISBN 978-81-926492-2-1

Dockland

Docklands are areas occupied by, or in the neighbourhood of, maritime docks. Photographer Abul Kalam had been living in Mattacherry, Cochin for 10 years, where he established his studio Mayalokam Art Collective. In the year 2011, he moved to Thiruvannamalai. Before leaving to Mattancherry, he spent his entire last night roaming around the familiar roads and taking photographs using his plastic pin hole camera.
ISBN 978-81-926492-6-9

Untouchables

Abul’s body of work, named ‘Untouchables’, expresses his own interpretation of renaissance figures and events connecting them. This series was done when the photography medium was going through a transition from Analogue to Digital medium. Still nostalgic about traditional photography, yet struggling to get access to negatives and other analogue equipments, Abul did this experimental body of work by digitally manipulating the analogue prints and found images from his family album.
ISBN 978-81-926492-8-3

Print Bazaar

Authentic and Signed by the Artist

The print bazaar offers quality photographic prints in varied sizes and frames, each copy signed by the artist. Prices on request. Proceeds of sales of Abul Kalam Azad’s prints, which he has contributed to the Trust, are used for the Trust’s activites. Other photographers are welcome to use this as a platform for their works. EtP will not take any commission for the sales, and the photographer is free to donate any amount to the Trust.