Avishek Das

Tribal Portrait

1 June, 2022 | People & Documentry  Young children & their family members pose with their faces painted as part of their Impersonating Act on the theme of different Tribal Cultures. For generations Bahurupi artists from West Bengal have been practicing in the art of face painting. Using their painting techniques they can easily metamorphose into different characters during a performance, which often represents tribal myths. These traditional artists scrape a living from their performances, relying on the generosity of audiences for their income