‘A Myth of Two Souls’ is inspired by the epic tale The Ramayana. Drawing inspiration from the imagery associated with this myth and its pervasiveness in everyday Indian life, Vasantha Yogananthan is retracing the legendary route from north to south India.
Through classic colour, hand-painted and illustrated photography, this longterm project interweaves fictional and historical stories with a narration that takes viewers on an epic journey. ’A Myth of Two Souls’ will be published in seven photobooks between 2016–2019, one per chapter of the tale.
K&H developed an overarching visual identity for the entire project and is responsible for the editorial and graphic design of each of the individual seven publications of the project as well as all accompanying materials.
A Myth of Two Souls
Year: 2016 – 2019
Photography: Vasantha Yogananthan
Hand-painted photographs: Vasantha Yogananthan and Jaykumar Shankar
Illustrated photographs: Vasantha Yogananthan and Mahalaxmi & Shantanu Das
Texts: Anjali Raghbeer, Arshia Sattar
Illustrations: Mahalaxmi & Shantanu Das
Visual Identity, editoral and graphic design: Kummer & Herrman
Publisher: Chose Commune
2019 Book Awards, Rencontre D’Arles,
‘Dandaka’ winner Photo Text Book Award
2018 Book Awards, Rencontre D’Arles, ‘Exile’ shortlisted
2017 Book Awards, Rencontre D’Arles, ‘The Promise’ shortlisted
2016 Book Awards, Rencontre D’Arles, ‘Early Times’ shortlisted