AHMEDABAD HERITAGE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT (AHPP)
What are the goals of the AHPP?
Who is behind the AHPP?
How will the photographs be displayed?
How Can I Help?
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE AHPP?
Goals of the AHPPs:
showcase the architectural treasures of Ahmedabad to the world,
educate younger generations of Indian origin on the history and architecture of the 606-year-old city located in the western state of Gujarat,
reach out to the Non-Resident Indian's (NRIs) or the expatriate community of Ahmedabad around the world who often times yearn to get a glimpse of places where they spent their early years.
WHO IS BEHIND THE AHPP?
The AHPP project is a labor of love project of photographer Pino Shah, who was born in Ahmedabad and where he did his middle and high schooling. Pino started the photography of Ahmedabad and surroundings in 2009 and since then, has visited India every year to continue the AHPP. To date, 8,700+ photographs are in the collection. Starting November 2017, Pino will be traveling to Ahmedabad for two months to conclude the photography.
HOW WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHS BE DISPLAYED?
The AHPP will maintain a growing collection of photos and information for buildings and structures that are historically and architecturally significant in the Old City of Ahmedabad, in the New City of Ahmedabad and within a day's travel from Ahmedabad. The photographs will be available in a searchable online database, in print and eBook formats, through photography exhibitions, and as photographic prints. Sample images can be viewed in the database at www.artbypino.com/ahmedabad. Due to the high piracy rate and lack of respect for authorship rights in India, all images will be watermarked in multiple ways. Occasionally, this may result in an obtrusive rendering of the image of a structure.
The Digital Project: Everything starts with the online database. Basic information will be kept in this searchable online location and updated as new structures are added to the project. The goal is to make the AHPP Digital Project the leading visual resource for Ahmedabad's rich world heritage architecture.
Book: The print edition will cover he Old City and historic neighborhoods outside the Old City but, within the city boundaries of Ahmedabad, the architecture in the New City and the architecture of locations within a day's trip of Ahmedabad such as 'Adalaj Ni Vav,' 'Rani Ki Vav,' 'Modhera Sun Temple,' 'Baroda,' 'Sidhpur,' etc.
The book and eBook published is being designed to appeal to the current, “Heads Down” generation, with vivid, full-page photographs and clear, easy-to-read text. To see similar format publications, click here. eBooks will be available from Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks.
Exhibitions: Exhibitions will be held in the USA, in Ahmedabad & Mumbai, India and other locations globally. Stay tuned for dates and locations, subscribe here.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Glad you asked! There are two major ways you can help the AHPP: get the word out and partner up.
GETTING THE WORD OUT
Press Releases and Interviews: Do you run a magazine or blog that might be interested in the AHPP? Do you know someone who does? How about radio, podcast, or TV shows? Give Pino a call +1 (956) 492-7140! He would love to talk with you.
Speaking Engagements: Do you work for your local civic body, chamber of commerce, or a museum? Host Pino for a talk and see what you learn.
Prints and Posters: Help Pino get photos into stores, or buy custom prints, and show others how great an architectural treasure trove Ahmedabad is.
Education: Help reach out to schools to bring this beautiful architecture to their students.
Word of Mouth: Talk about the AHPP! Tell your family, friends, whoever would be interested about the project. Share this blog link with them. Encourage them to subscribe.
PARTNER UP - SPECIFIC NEEDS
If you can help with any of the following, Pino would love to talk with you
Architecture Identification: Always in need of people to help us accurately identify a structure’s style.
Historians: Given the growing architecture library, there is a constant need of willing writers to research and provide short pieces on the history and significance of each structure.
Corporate and Civil Leaders: If you hold a position on a civic body, town council, or are involved with public and private properties, you could help by getting access for Pino for photography access.
Sponsorship: As the project grows, so does its required budget. If you or your organization would like to sponsor the project in any way and get global exposure.
CONTACT INFORMATION, TO LICENSE IMAGES FOR USE, BECOME A SPONSOR
Deval 'Pino' Shah
+1 (956) 492-7140