For this podcast, Asim Rafiqui spoke to photographers Adira Thekkuveettil and Amarnath Praful.
Adira Thekkuveettil was born in Calcutta, India (1990). Through her personal work, she explores issues of identity and personal histories, visual culture and politics. Currently, she is working on a project exploring the complex urban landscape of Kolkata. In her professional practice, she works as an exhibition designer and researcher, collaborating with museums, institutions, archives and artists. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Design and is presently based out of Kolkata and Trivandrum, India.
Amarnath Praful (b 1992) is a visual artist who primarily works with photography. His practice explores performance, text, video, and found material to navigate the landscape, mythological – folk traditions, the cultural and political histories of Kerala, a southern state in India. His pedagogical concerns are in the area of representational politics, history of photography in the subcontinent, inter – media image practices and cinema studies. He is currently an Associate Faculty at the Photography Design program at National institute of Design, Gandhinagar, India.