Yakshagana Theatre Festival

Yakshagana Photo project on Yakshagana, a traditional music and theatre performance, is still popular in India’s state of Karnataka. Published in The Wall Street Journal, Yakshagana.

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Indian-African tribes: Siddi

A photo essay on a tribal group called Siddi’s who migrated from Africa and are living in India as their home for over 400 years. Published in The Wall Street JournalView the entire photo story here: Photo Story

Research Paper

Impact of Photographs and its Placement in News Articles on Readers. Impact of Photographs and its Placement in News Articles on Readers.Title
Impact of Photographs and its Placement in News Articles on Readers.Abstract
The research is carried out to study the impact of photographs and its placement on readers in newspapers. The photographs and headline are the heavyweights, more than any other element they attract attention. This study tries to focus on the role of photographs in newspaper articles on its readers. It evaluates on the terms of its placement as well. Photographs in newspapers are researched through semiotics analysis, content analysis and other qualitative techniques. This study is undertaken in both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The researcher has used the random sampling technique with a sample size of 108. The analysis is also made on the basis of in-depth interview with experienced and seasoned members of print organisations. Based on the analysis of the data collected the research has thrown light upon the findings that, before even scanning pages in detail, the first element seen by a reader is the photographs. Both the genders have equally shown that the photographs are the first component that attracts them to read an article. A well placed photograph plays an important role by breaking the monotony of text placement and leads to visual appeal of the reader. In conclusion the photographs have high visual impact on readers. Its placement and size play a vital role in not only leading the readers to read the article but also creates an aesthetically designed layout.

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The making of the Indian National Flag

A photo-essay on people and place where the Indian national flag is made. Published in The New York Times, view the story in pictures.