As part of the Cleveland Photo Fest Edition 1, The Foothill Galleries of the Photo-Succession showcased ‘the remarkable photographs of UNNI KRISHNAN PULIKKAL from September 11 – October 8, 2019. Titled ‘TRANSFORMATIONS’, the show featured 30 archival pigments of his series based on putrefied negatives from 1960s.
“Dissecting a brick of melded black and white negatives rescued from a vintage Indian photography studio, Unni Krishnan Pulikkal peeled negative from negative to discover the visual secrets that lay within each frame. Unni cleaned over 40 individual negatives, placed each on a piece of backlit glass and photographed them with a macro lens. According to Unni, “the individual faces in the picture may be lost to oblivion, but in spite of the years of decay, the vague image of their ethos remains. Words vanish. Forms fade. The traces of our deeds remain.” Foothills Galleries presents a selection of these remarkable 19 x 24-inch archival prints…unadorned and lit as if they were just discovered. We are excited to share Unni’s arresting, complex, organic, layered photographic discoveries with you all, said Michael Weil Ph.D., the curator of the gallery.
Reachable at: Foothill Galleries of the PhotoSuccession, 2450 Fairmount Boulevard, Suite M291, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106, 216.287.3064 email@example.com