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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]
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]
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]
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]
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