South India Fishermen

PhotographerFrancisco Alcala Torreslanda
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryQueretaro, Mexico
Photo DateMarch 2015
Technical InfoDigital Canon 5D Mark III
Entry Description

Fishing in South India is a very important activity that involves directly or indirectly a significant part of the population. I got inspired with the poem by Sarojini Naidu who died at the age of 70 in 1949. She was also known as The Nightingale of India and wrote The Coromandel Fishers. The Coromandel coast goes from The Eastern Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. These five images are part of a bigger body of work that intends to capture the essence of the fishers activities. The low saturation and muted tones try to create the mood I experienced when visiting this part of India. I also use several layers to represent the complex nature of the Indian fishing society.

About Photographer

I am a 30 year veteran of the food industry and currently Latin America VP of Supply Chain for the Kellogg Company. I am also studying a MFA in Photography with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I am focusing in Fine Art photography under the tradition of Modernism.