Finding Frida Kahlo in modern times
Frida Kahlo is one of Internet’s favourite feminist icons. In honour of her 63rd death anniversary this week (July 13), we get you five Indians who’ve inculcated her undying spirit in their work and lives todayUpdated: Jul 08, 2017 23:04 IST
Sushant Panchal, photographer
Mumbai-based, Sushant Panchal, shot a Frida photo series with a male model, Saurabh Saple. Taking a cue from her unrestricted spirit, he says, “The modern Frida is not restricted by the definition of gender. Fierce and unpredictable, she taught me to stick to my vision.”
Jaishree Garg, illustrator and writer
Jaishree Garg, 26, imagined Frida to be her wild yet vulnerable friend in her Instagram project, Letters to Frida. The illustrations show Frida’s impact on her life. “I love her work because I find her strange like me,” she says.
Harnidh and Sukhnidh Kaur, poet and artist
The Kaur sisters have been inspired by Frida and in a photo series, Harnidh dressed as Frida while Sukhnidh was the photographer. Harnidh says, “Unless you’re true to your reality and perspective, you’re dishonest to your art. Frida stands for that.”
Jayesh Sachdev, founder, Quirkbox
Bringing Frida to fashion stores is e-commerce portal, Quirkbox. Its founder, Jayesh Sachdev followed Frida’s works and launched a line inspired by her. “Frida’s tenacity, solidarity and passion are the traits I find in myself and yearn for too,” he says.
Rini Agarwal, accessory designer at O’Frida
Rini Agarwal, accessory designer at O’Frida Delhi-based Rini adds Frida’s trademark elements to her line of accessories, for women. Rini says, “Frida embodies everything I long to be − free, fearless and a fervent dreamer. My label is based on this ideology.”
From HT Brunch, July 9, 2017
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