Kathakali students. Kerala, 2003
Size: 20 x 16 inches.
Edition of 10 with two artist proofs, signed and numbered. C-Type Fuji Crystal Archive Paper.
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This image was shot on assignment for Lexus Magazine and is from the story Into the Dreams of Heroes about the Kerala Kalamandalam, the state academy for traditional performing arts in Kerala. It shows two students oiling themselves before a massage from a master. The boys are students of the great mute dance-drama, kathakali, in which the stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are danced and brought to life.