Postcards from India

Dispatches from The Theyyam Photography Expedition™

The Metamorphosis Begins

During a Theyyam performance, immortal spirits are believed to enter the mortal bodies of the performers to enact a ritual dance of divine revelation.

The lengthy make-up sessions that act as prelude to a performer’s final transformation into a ‘Theyyam’ (meaning ‘God’) provide superb opportunities for portrait photography.

We photograph Theyyam on our Theyyam Photography Expedition




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