Launched by Nazar Foundation in 2021, the Artist Assist Initiative will enable education, research, projects, production of art works, exhibitions and publications by independent lens-based artists.
ANURAG BANERJEE for his self-published book "I'm Not Here"
I'm Not Here
7.33in X 11in | 156 pages | ISBN: 978-93-5526-650-7 | Printed at Naveen Printers, Delhi
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” James Baldwin
“I’m not here” is the author's exploration of the idea of home. It’s the journey of his transition from adolescence to adulthood. Through the evolving relationship with his parents, their dog, and the landscape of Shillong, “I’m not here” is the author's search for his irrevocable condition.
Anurag Banerjee is an independent photographer from Shillong based out of Bombay. His work "Love in Bombay" explored intimacy in public spaces in the city and was widely published in print, exhibitions and online. His first photobook "I'm not here" is slated for release in January 2022.
Also launched in 2021, this is a program wherein we will partner with other institutions to produce lens-based art works, exhibitions and projects.
CHENNAI PHOTO BIENNALE for the CPB Photo Awards 2021
Nazar Foundation is partnering with the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation to support the jury of the CPB Photo Awards 2021.
INDIAN MEMORY PROJECT to support research
In April 2021 Nazar Foundation sponsored researchers Vaskar Mech from Tezpur & Priyanka Kale from Pune for one month to work on stories for the Indian Memory Project. In all they gathered 18 stories which are posted on the Indian Memory Project website.
SUFI KATHAK FOUNDATION for the Qawwali Photo Project
Nazar Foundation partners with Sufi Kathak Foundation to produce an exhibition resulting from The Qawwali Photo Project, an initiative conceptualized and curated by Manjari Chaturvedi. The untold story of Qawwali unfolds through the eyes of photographers Leena Kejriwal, Mustafa Quraishi and Dinesh Khanna who document their art, their lives and their association with Sufi shrines.
exhibitions & events
Delhi Photo Festival is currently suspended.