Najrana by Aaran Patel
*40% of all profits will be contributed to Karwan e Mohabbat*
Built in 1424 during the reign of the founder of Ahmedabad, Ahmed Shah I, the architectural elements of the Jama Masjid suggest borrowing and sharing amongst cultures. Alongside the Arabic calligraphy, the mosque has domes shaped like lotuses, and some of the pillars are carved with bells, a reference to Hindu temples. This reflects adaptation and sensitive homage to customs and traditions, the balance between which continues to be central to contemporary ideas of citizenship. Textbooks might be written but one would hope that stories in stone remain eternal.
Medium : Digital Print on Archival Paper.
- 8" x 12" : Rs. 5,000. Edition of 10.
- 10" x 15" : Rs. 8,000. Edition of 10.
- 12" x 18" : Rs.12,000. Edition of 10.
All prints are signed and numbered by the photographer and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Framing : Unframed
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About The Artist
Aaran Patel is an educator and photographer who is currently pursuing a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spent four years with Teach For India as a fellow and member of the organisation’s innovation cell, during which time he photographed classrooms and communities around the country and shot TFI’s ten year book, Grey Sunshine. Aaran has also photographed handloom initiatives in Maheshwar for the last decade, and more broadly been an observer of changing conceptions of space in several cities in India. Aaran collaborated with Jeff Nelson on "Mumbai is Upgrading" shown at G5A, an exhibition of digital artworks that sought to conserve elements of the past and develop a landscape of parallel existence.