WADe Asia has brought outstanding opportunities for artists, painters, photographers, architects and designers to showcase their best of works to a range of audiences.
Last year, Greena Joy Kallingal , student, Thrissur, Kerala received WADe Asia award for her photography ‘Colours of Tradition’. The jury awarded this photography for its beautiful and vivid narrative of a Kathakali male-artist who is putting makeup on his face before his performance. The award was presented for the theme of ‘Indigenous Art of India.’
Title: Colours of Tradition
Description of Photography: Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance originated in Kerala. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. The makeup is based on a certain set of colours each of which is used to represent a particular character. Only natural dyes are used on the face and the process will take hours. In the photograph, the artist is applying the makeup on his face before the play.
About WADe Asia:
Initiated in 2016, WADe India is a nationwide dedicated platform for Woman Architects & Designers of India. It is an endeavour to bring-out women in architecture & interior design on a common platform to exchange ideas, recognize the contribution, discuss issues and execute solutions.