Akhada by Sam Nixon & Michael Casker

In the countryside of India, the children of farmers wrestle in the mud with dreams of training in the traditional ‘Akhada’ wrestling schools. Those fortunate enough to be accepted leave their friends and family, traveling far from home to train vigorously under the tutelage of skilled instructors. By joining the ‘Akhada’, they enter a brotherhood – one that transcends cultural and religious differences and draws energy  from the conditioning of their bodies and minds.

About The Author

Sam Nixon and Michael Casker met 10 years ago working night shifts at a photography studio and have been close collaborators ever since. Sam is originally from New Zealand and has spent the last 11 years in NY working as a documentary stills photographer and film maker. Michael is a New York based director and DP originally from Pittsburgh, PA.


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