‘Kansar – Siddesh : The Copper Foundryman’ by Pramit V Rao

Pramit, a student from the 2nd year of The One School Goa 3 Year Integrated Photography Program produced a body of work on a coppersmith in Goa during his 3rd semester for a Visual Storytelling assignment.

Goa is known for its famed copper and brassware, a traditional craft that relies on craftsmen with years of experience and practice. One such man is a veteran ‘Kansar’ or coppersmith Siddesh Kamli, who hails from Belgaum, Karnataka who moved to Goa and mastered his craft for over three decades. This visual story depicts a day in the life of the skilled artisan, who also happens to be blessed with an immaculate beard.

The man in charge

Home away from home

Man at work

Tools of the trade

In the heat of the moment

A day’s yield

Polishing tradition

Tea time

Man and machine

Homebound

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