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Staircase to Nowhere © Venkatesan Pee Vee

Staircase to Nowhere 

By Venkatesan Pee Vee

Stairs to Nowhere is an opportunity to see the side effects of urbanisation. With complex migration and bloating population in the cities, there is a huge focus on development of infrastructure. In the name of development, we ended up razing old structures most of the times for larger projects; say the likes of highway expansion, metro train building, or sometimes even building an extra room in our homes. Stairs to Nowhere is an extrapolation of such developments, which interpret the current scenario to the near future, where we will have NO PLACE TO GO. Stairs to Nowhere is an ongoing project.

Staircase to Nowhere © Venkatesan Pee Vee
Pee Vee Perumal

Pee Vee (Venkatesan Perumal) is a creative entrepreneur and a photographer based in Bangalore, India. He was one of the photographers in the first phase of EtP’s Project 365, documenting the temple town of Tiruvannamalai, in Tamil Nadu. Currently, he is working with Nikon School India as a photography mentor for Karnataka region. He collaborates with INTACH on various projects documenting the City of Bengaluru. He has also facilitated and published two coffee table books, The Tour of Nilgiris (2009) and Frames of My City (2012), and made a short film on Bangalore Lakes called The Bangalore Lake Diaries (2013).

Abul Kalam Azad is a contemporary Indian photographer and Founder Chairman of Ekalokam Trust for Photography. He is also Editor-in-Chief of PhotoMail Magazine. Abul’s photographic works are predominantly autobiographical and explore the areas of politics, culture, contemporary micro-history, gender, and eroticism. His works attempt a re-reading of contemporary Indian history – the history in which ordinary people are absent and mainly provided by beautiful images and icons.

Published on July 10, 2017

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