Atul Pratap Chauhan: Nanhe Pahalwan

Atul Pratap Chauhan: Nanhe Pahalwan
International Photography Grant 2019

Atul Pratap Chauhan is a Delhi based commercial and advertising photographer. ‘Nanhe Pahalwan’ brings to fore the raw exuberance of ancient Pahalwani culture in India. Pahalwani traditionally uses the body as the means to explore oneself. The affect is much deeper than what is seen on the surface. For young Pahalwans, a lot of life is at stake as they race from being small wonders to become big fighters. There is an evident wild side for sure but at the same time there is an open vulnerability throbbing to pop out any moment. ‘Nanhe Pahalwan’ chooses to depict the vulnerability and that too within the contours of a studio setting, an experiment better suited at the fences.

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