Mallakhamb

PhotographerLucas Dragone
Prize1st Place in Editorial / Sports
Entry Description

Mallakhamb a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses on a vertical wooden pole or rope. In India mallakhamb is considered as a sport, it is not a form of circus or dance. It is related to wrestling and bodybuilding, it can look like the pole became the opponent for the wrestler.Mallakhamb is facing the risk of extinction. Mallakhamb is an important element of India's sporting heritage which needs to be preserved.

About Photographer

Lucas Dragone is an award winning visual artist and storyteller. He studied at the Lassaad International School of Theater. In the past few years he initiated a project of documenting various forms of theaters. By doing this Lucas hopes to contribute to the documentation of the performing arts. In parallel with his photographic works, Looka is also directing film documentaries around the world. His first film Documentary Black Box is the result of 5 years following the creation process of The House of Dancing Water, a show directed in Macau (China) by Franco Dragone. Far from being a "making of", It is a journey through time, exploring the minds, the moods, the sensations,... of the artists involved in the project. His second film documentary is about I Made Djimat, a very well-known figure in the world of theatre who is coming fromĀ a small village in Bali. I Made Djimat had a major influence on some of the most important directors in the 20th century. To learn more about Lucas: www.lookaloopa.com