Akhara (2017 - )
A series of portraits of Kushti wrestlers taken in Kolkata in January 2018, this series of portraits are part of a long time project that aims to show the wrestlers in a different light to the usual confines of the wrestling ring and training grounds.
The project originated during my time staying in Kolkata where I developed a close friendship with one of the wrestlers.
The project sparked my interest when I started to realise how all the wrestlers were coming from a very different backgrounds and beliefs, a place where hindis, muslims, students, farmers, policmen, business owners were all mingling together in harmony. It's a project that has open my eyes to other people life’s and has made mine all the better for it.
Shot at the Mullick ghat in Kolkata and other locations around the city and villages in the city outskirts
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