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Getting Ready
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Getting Ready
Kannur
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/4000Sec-f/2.8-ISO1600-70mm-30Dec2018-10:15:31

Getting ready for Theyyam Festival in Kannur, Kerala.

1. Accepted in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
2. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [CRETE Judging]. greekcircuit.com
3. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [MYKONOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
4. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
5. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Ohrid Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
6. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Cacak Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
7. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
8. Accepted in PGS Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
9. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
10. Accepted in 1st Indian Viewfinder International Digital Salon 2019 [fip.org.in]
11. Accepted in WINSOM 1st International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org]
12. Accepted in JCM Delhi Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
13. Accepted in NYC Exhibition-Manhattan 2019 [nycexhibition.com]
14. Printed in double spread at Journal section of Lonely Planet India Magazine-June2019 issue. They have also made a poster with this image and featured on their social media.
15. Accepted in MPAF Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
16. Accepted in PLAAPA Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
17. Accepted in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
18. Accepted in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
19. Accepted in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
20. Accepted in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
21. Accepted in FFPC Judging of Vintage International Circuit-2019 [vintagecircuit.in]
Ritualistic dance
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Ritualistic dance
Kannur
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1600Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-16mm-30Dec2018-12:46:22

Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life great ancient stories. It includes dance, mime and music along with awe inspiring costumes in monochromatic colors. It celebrates the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors.

1. Accepted in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
2. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
3. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
4. Accepted in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
5. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
6. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
7. Accepted in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
8. Accepted in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
9. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
10. Accepted in PPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
11. This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
12. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
13. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
14. Accepted in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
Theyyam
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Theyyam
Kannur
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1600Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-35mm-30Dec2018-12:07:51

Udayan think he was fortunate to see an open theatre dance performance and invocation in a remote village in Kerala where villagers assumed these fantasy costumes and performed in front of the shrine worshipping the village god. The villagers seemed to think that the more big and awe inspiring the costume, the better is the representation of the god being worshipped.
Victory over fire
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Victory over fire
Kannur
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-35mm-29Dec2018-19:38:23

Legend has it that Kandanar Kelan, an ancient warrior, was out hunting in the forest when it suddenly caught fire. Finding no other means of escape Kandanar Kelan climbed a tree but the fire consumed him still. When another warrior god saw Kandanar Kelan’s ashes in the burnt forest, he traced his form with a bow and gave him back his life. The Theyyam celebrates both Kandanar Kelan’s revival and his anger towards the fire which burnt him up.
Fire Fear and Faith
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Fire Fear and Faith
Kannur
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/1600Sec-f/2.8-ISO8000-70mm-30Dec2018-5:39:18

Legend has it that Kandanar Kelan, an ancient warrior, was out hunting in the forest when it suddenly caught fire. Finding no other means of escape Kandanar Kelan climbed a tree but the fire consumed him still. When another warrior god saw Kandanar Kelan’s ashes in the burnt forest, he traced his form with a bow and gave him back his life. The Theyyam celebrates both Kandanar Kelan’s revival and his anger towards the fire which burnt him up.

1. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Shuttebug Art Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
2. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [RHODOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
3. Accepted in Beautiful Life-2019 [internationalsalons.net].
4. Accepted in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
5. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
6. It was featured in the 8th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2019.
Kandanar Kelan
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Kandanar Kelan
Kannur
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-35mm-29Dec2018-19:39:03

Legend has it that Kandanar Kelan, an ancient warrior, was out hunting in the forest when it suddenly caught fire. Finding no other means of escape Kandanar Kelan climbed a tree but the fire consumed him still. When another warrior god saw Kandanar Kelan’s ashes in the burnt forest, he traced his form with a bow and gave him back his life. The Theyyam celebrates both Kandanar Kelan’s revival and his anger towards the fire which burnt him up.

1. Accepted in AFAN-2018 International Exhibition of Photography [afanexhibition.com].
2. Featured in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Feb2019 issue as Picture Post.
3. Accepted in Histogram Circuit-2019 [Hooghly Judging]. Link: hapclub.org
4. Accepted in 7th KCA National Salon-2019 [kolkatacreativeart.in]
5. Accepted in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [4th MIROC Exhibition Penza-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
6. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Feb 2019 issue.
7. Accepted in 7th EMPAInternational Digital Salon-2019 [empa.org.in]
8. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Shuttebug Art Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
9. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Sun Shadow Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
10. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Foto Square Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
11. Accepted in 51st Howrah Colour Salon-2019 [sophowrah.in]
12. Accepted in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
13. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [CRETE Judging]. greekcircuit.com
14. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [MYKONOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
15. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [RHODOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
16. Accepted in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [MAP-Malda Judging]. Fasc.in
17. Accepted in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [Shutter Speed-Alipurduar Judging]. Fasc.in
18. Accepted in Circuit Exhibition Portrait-2019 [Haifa Judging]. photoclub202.com
19. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
20. Accepted in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
21. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
22. Accepted in PGD Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
23. Awarded a PCA HM Ribbon in PCA Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
24. Accepted in PGS Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
25. Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
26. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
27. Accepted in WINSOM 1st International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org]
28. Accepted in LCC Udaipur Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
29. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Fire) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 19Jun2019. Link: bit.ly/2KTgPvI
30. Accepted in PAB Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
31. Accepted in MPAF Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
32. Accepted in PLAAPA Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
33. Accepted in Vizual Souls Judging of EPIC Photo Circuit-2019 [epiccircuit.in]
34. Accepted in Picto Art Judging of EPIC Photo Circuit-2019 [epiccircuit.in]
35. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
36. Awarded a WPAI Bronze in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
37. Accepted in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
38. Accepted in FFPC Judging of Vintage International Circuit-2019 [vintagecircuit.in]
39. Nominated in Exposure International Photography Contest & Exhibition-2019 and shared on their social media via a poster [bit.ly/2YokxjO]
40. This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
41. Accepted in 5th Asansol Internatiional Digital Salon-2019 [asansolphotographicsociety.org]
42. Accepted in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
43. Accepted in CAS Photo Academy International Photo Contest-2019 [casphotoacademy.com]
44. Accepted in Salon Patagonia-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
45. Accepted in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
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