2 March 2017

The HIndu






14 September 2016

The Hindu


14 September 2016

World TV News

9 September 2016

Better Photography

9 September 2016

Indian Express

5 September 2016


4 September 2016

Deccan Herald

30 August 2016

Architectural Digest

28 August 2016

Indian Express


28 August 2016

The Times of India

27 August 2016

Sathiyam TV

27 August 2016

The Hindu

26 August 2016

Indian Express

26 August 2016

Hunt News

26 August 2016

Auroville Art Service

26 August 2016

The Hindu

25 August 2016


23 August 2016

The Times of India

18 August 2016


8 August 2016

India Water Portal

2 June 2016

The Hindu

June 2016

Young Intach Explorer

Singapore Airlines In-Flight Magazine

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.30.31 am.png

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.28.53 am.png

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.29.35 am.png

Singapore Airlines In-Flight Magaizine April Edition





2015-03-15 12.06.48

Pondy photography expo traces social history of Tamils - The Times of India-page-001IMG_20150227_125554



Retelling history through family portraitures - The Hindu-page-001Hindu 22 Nov 14

The HINDU 22 Nov 2014


“Better  Photography”


dinamalan 13092014 ghosh dhakan

Hindu 170814 Distillery

Pondy Photo 2014 | Forum For Contemporary Indian Photography-page-001

Hindu 27814 Kabel



Indian Express, Pondicherry Edition 24 August 2014

Platform Online-page-001

Pondy Art Fair-page-001
l oiel 2-page-001
l oiel 2-page-002

l oiel 1-page-001

l oiel 1-page-002

Pondy Photo Vol 01 Issue 06 LR WM-page-001

Pondy Photo Vol 01 Issue 06 LR WM-page-002

Pondy Photo Vol 01 Issue 06 LR WM-page-003

Pondy Photo Vol 01 Issue 06 LR WM-page-004

pb with pu2-page-001
pb with pu2-page-002

PB with PU-page-001 PB with PU-page-002 PB with PU-page-003 PB with PU-page-004 PB with PU-page-005 PB with PU-page-007 Hindu 25 march-page-001 Hindu 25 march-page-002 Yannick Cormier-page-001Yannick Cormier-page-002 Yannick Cormier-page-003   “The Karens of Andaman Islands” Andreas Deffner  by Sybile Girault   hindu march 1-page-001hindu march 1-page-002 (1) Cities-page-001 Cities-page-002 Cities-page-003 “Up Against the Wall” an interview presented by Waswo X. Waswo is out in the January edition of ART & DEAL magazine.  Focusing on the challenges of presenting art in public space, Waswo speaks with Photographers, Yannick Cormier and Varun Gupta and Pondy ART Director, Kasha Vande about what it takes to present the monthly photography exhibitions going on in Pondicherry. Purchase your copy at your nearest newstand…or stop by Kasha Ki Aasha in Pondicherry.  The only place in town for ART & DEAL.

1 2 3 4 5 6

THE HINDU, National Edition 16 October 2013

Powerful images of Kudankulam protests

Poignant moments captured through the lens of Tirunelveli photographer Amirtharaj Stephen

A coastguard aircraft hovers over the constantly shifting line between sea and sand. Fishing boats and black flags line the coast while at sea are throngs of tiny figures, some with waters running up to their waist, others to their neck. Beyond a rocky boulder stands the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, the crux of the protests — the subject of photographs on the Beach Road walls in Puducherry presently. Banglaore-based documentary photographer Amirtharaj Stephen, who hails from Kavalkinaru in Tirunelveli district (less than an hour from Idinthakarai), has never seen what he saw through his lens in Kudankulam on so wide a canvas. Since February, Pondy ART has used a stretch of walls facing the Bay of Bengal along the promenade here to capture public imagination on various issues and themes through photographs that are eight feet high. Though similar images have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, Amirtharaj says his work is distinct from that of a photojournalist. Ordinary images, like that of a row of policemen and another of children holding up postcards written to the Russian ambassador to discontinue support for the project, have been captured in unusual ways, revealing aesthetic patterns. Paradoxically, Amirtharaj is not against nuclear power. “My father worked for the atomic energy department, and I believe that nuclear power can be the future. But what I saw in Idinthakarai and Kudankulam was the insecurity and fear of the people, which was initially fuelled by lack of government communication or assurance.” Other images capture myriad emotions reflected in candlelight during a vigil, women praying in the church, an aerial view of the village with tin roofs of the huts of fisherfolk at sunrise, fisherman laying siege to Tuticorin port to block passage of ships. An image of a pair of legs covered with scales of fish over a catch from the sea is a metaphor – the local community funded the protests by contributing ten per cent of their catch once a week, says the photographer. Though Amritharaj admits his photos have captured the community’s protest, he claims he has tried to stay objective. An image of a woman lying on the surf, with a cry of anguish, with rows of cops behind her, indicates that she has been pushed. But it was some of the policemen, who later helped her up, says the photographer.


THE HINDU, Pondicherry Edition 16 October 2013 Hindu 161003 DINAMANI 13 October 2013 Dinamani 131013 INDIAN EXPRESS 13 October 2013 The HINDU, METRO PLUS 21 September 2013 The call of the camera - The Hindu-page-001 The call of the camera - The Hindu-page-002 THE HINDU, Page 2 15 September 2013

From anguish to ecstasy, these walls capture them all - The Hindu-page-001


INDIAN EXPRESS NEWSPAPER INDULGE INSERT Friday, 13 January 2013 614664_478345492211332_646569047_o DEFINE MAGAZINE April 2013 921541_519238541455360_1290447849_o 417861_519238534788694_534496299_n 310931_519238441455370_213048310_n INTERVIEW with Pondy ART Co-ordinator, Kasha VANDE CITI DIRECT June 2013 Art Attack in Pondy - Nicola DESOUZA


2 thoughts on “PRESS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s