The Agra of Southern India

The city of Bijapur lies far off the usual tourist itinerary in South-Central India—so far, in fact, that it was only connected to the nation’s standard- gauge railroad network in the last decade. The seat of the Adil Shah dynasty, it was called variously the “Agra of the South” and the “Palmyra of the Deccan.”

  • David Wells
  • David Wells
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    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    United States
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - David Wells

I am a free-lance photographer/video-maker affiliated with Aurora Photos and I am based in Providence, Rhode Island. One editor described me as a “...specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video."

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At my core, I am a storyteller, using whatever visual communication technology I can to tell stories. In my current work, I photograph as well as make "visual short stories" of the people, places and things that I encounter. A visual short story, like a written one, is "...a narrative dealing with a few characters, one central theme, aiming at unity of effect, concentrating on the creation of mood rather than a plot," according to Merriam-Webster.