The Promise (*signed*)

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"The Promise is the second chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana. A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology.

Since 2013, Yogananthan has been travelling from north to south India, retracing the itinerary of the epic’s heroes. Between fiction and reality, he deliberately blurs the lines through multiple aesthetic approaches: colour, hand-painted and illustrated photographs are interspersed with vernacular images to compose the layers of this timeless story.

This second book celebrates the love between Rama and Sita, the two main characters of the story. Their union, a festive but challenging event, is strongly embedded in the collective imagination in India and Nepal. The Ramayana has been continuously rewritten and reinterpreted through time, and for Yoganathan’s book has been retold by Indian writer Arshia Sattar.

A Myth of Two Souls will be published in seven photobooks between 2016-2019, one per chapter of the epic."

Text by Arshia Sattar in French & English.

Design by Kummer & Herrman

116 pages - Hardcover

Chose Commune, 2017

Format : 24.5 x 30 cm

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Yogananthan, Vasantha

Vasantha Yogananthan is a French photographer and publisher. He co-founded the publishing House Chose Commune in 2014. The artist's  website states: « Yogananthan's strong interest in painting led him to work around the genres of portrait, still life and landscape. Using these traditions as a starting point, he refined his photographic approach to produce photographs that expand the traditional genres and are united by a distinctively muted colour palette, achieved solely using natural light. » Vasantha has received numerous awards for his images (among them Prix Levallois 2016 and ICP Infinity Award for Emerging Photographer of the Year 2017) and the books published by Chose Commune ("Sobras" by Geraldo de Barros, Prix Nadar Gens d'Images 2017, French photobook of the year). He has published his own work with Chose Commune: "Piémanson" in 2014, and the project "A Myth of Two Souls", a photographic narration of the Ramayana epic, over a series of seven photobooks (in progress) : "Early Times" (2016), "The Promise" (2017), "Exile" (2017), "Dandaka" (2018), "Howling Winds" (2019) and "Afterlife" (2020). The final book in the series will be published in 2021. © Portrait taken from the website Photographic Museum of Humanity
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