P. V. Jayan

Photographer and designer

Born in 1970 in Thrissur (Kerala, India), P.V. Jayan received his training and artistic guidence from K. Srinivasulu, Antony Devassy (Kerala Kala Bhavan, Thrissur), Ludwig Pesch and several renowned artists.

He was awarded a first class diploma by the Kalakshetra College Of Fine Arts (Chennai).

For five years, he served Kalakshetra (an institution affiliated with The Goverment of India) as artist, designer and photographer in its Craft Education and Reserch Centre.

He designed a collection of hand-painted sarees, dupattas, tapestries, carpets and stage decorations for Kalakshetra as well as several individual clients.

Major institutions, individuals and distinguished artists in India have entrusted him with the photographic documentation of festivals, theatre and dance perfomances:

  • Arangham Trust (Chennai)
  • Brhaddhvani (Chennai)
  • Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar (Chennai)
  • Kalakshetra College Of Fine Arts (Chennai)
  • Kattaikkuttu Sangam & Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam (Kanchipuram)
  • Kerala Sangita Nataka Academy (Thrissur)
  • Max Mueller Bhavan, (The German Cultural Institute, Chennai)
  • Natana Kairali (Irinjalakuda)
  • Natanakaisiki (Irinjalakuda)

About the images >>
2009-10 assignment as
Inhouse Photographer
Kattaikkuttu Sangam

Among the international instututions that have used his work are:

  • Bozar Music (Brussels, Belgium)
  • carnaticstudent.org
  • Hochschule fuer Kuenste (Bern, Switzerland)
  • KIT Tropentheater (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam)
  • KIT Tropenmuseum (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam)
  • Lueneburg University (Germany)

His photographs have also been published in leading periodicals and several publications (e.g. The Hindu, Deccan Herald and Kalakshetra Foundation).

Web Photo Gallery

P. V. Jayan has undertaken several projects in the fields of architectural and industrial photography (e.g. MOCHARCHS, Chennai and HYKON, Ernakulam).

His digital photography has been used for projects like educational research, electronic publishing, e-learning and web-design.

Phone: +91 (0) 9495668001 

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