new initiatives

 
ARTIST ASSIST

Launched by Nazar Foundation in 2021, 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"

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© Anurag Banerjee

An independent photographer from Shillong, based out of Bombay, Anurag is Artist Assist's first recipient. He will receive assistance for publication of his self-published book "I'm Not Here", in which he explores his idea of home, through his relationship with his parents, their dog Snowy and the landscape of Shillong.

"I don’t remember when I began searching for the meaning of home or even became aware of the idea. I hail from Shillong, a small hill city in the North East of India, but I live and work in Bombay. These two places couldn’t be more unlike each other. My initial years in Bombay were filled with awe and fascination for this mega city that I found myself in. For someone from a small town like Shillong, Bombay is a window to the world, an opportunity at every corner to witness how vast this world is, how different people and their stories co-exist together."

NAZAR PARTNERSHIPS

Also launched in 2021, this is a program wherein we will partner with other institutions to produce lens-based art works, exhibitions and projects.

SUFI KATHAK FOUNDATION for The Qawwali Photo Project 

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© Mustafa Quraishi

Nazar Foundation will partner with Sufi Kathak Foundation to produce an exhibition of images and videos 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 the Sufi shrines where they perform. 

INDIAN MEMORY PROJECT 

In April 2021 Nazar Foundation sponsored researchers Vaskar Mech from Tezpur, Assam &

Priyanka Kale from Pune for one month to work on stories for the Indian Memory Project.

In all they gathered 18 stories which are being posted on the Indian Memory Project website.  

Posts by Vaskar 

Posts by Priyanka

exhibitions/events

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©Kanu Gandhi

KANU'S GANDHI
2011–2019

An exhibition of rare and intimate photographs of the last 10 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s life by his personal chronicler and grandnephew, Kanu Gandhi.

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©Uzma Mohsin

GIRL GAZE

2018–2019

A project culminating in an exhibition commissioned for Re-Imagine India exploring contemporary Indian and British culture through the prism of women’s lives in the Punjab, india, and the Black Country, UK.

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©Anurag Banerjee

#feels #love

2018

An audio slideshow about intimacies in modern day India created by Anurag Banerjee for the Tiblisi Night of Photography in Tiblisi, Georgia.

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©Arko Datto

A MILLION MUTINIES LATER

2017

An exhibition of contemporary lens based art from India produced by Nazar Foundation for Ffotogallery as part of Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2017.

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©Sanjit Das

ICHHA

2014

Created for CRY (Child Rights and You) this exhibition was the result of a workshop and photography project conducted during their Click Rights Campaign for the girl child’s right to education.

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NAZAR KA ADDA

2011–2014

A series of gatherings of photographers and lens-based artists to show, discuss and critique their work. Conducted over a period of 3 years it also acted as a community building exercise.

 
 

delhi photo festival

Delhi Photo Festival is currently suspended.

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DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL

2015

Theme: Aspire

Venues: Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts & Partner galleries across the city.

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DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL

2013

Theme: Grace

Venues: India Habitat Centre & Partner galleries across the city.

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DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL

2011

Theme: Affinity

Venue: India Habitat Centre

books

END OF TIME

Nazar Photography Monographs 04

RONNY SEN

Hand-signed limited edition of 500

Hard cover with slipcase

96 pages, 89 plates | 15 X 20 cm | 6 X 8 in

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KANU'S GANDHI

Nazar Photography Monographs 03

KANU GANDHI

Cloth bound hardcover with fine art print 

150 pages, 92 plates | 22.2 X 23.5 cm

WHEN ABBA WAS ILL

Nazar Photography Monographs 02

ADIL HASAN

Hard cover | 106 pages, including gatefolds 6.25 X 8.25 in

HOME. STREET. HOME.

Nazar Photography Monographs 01

VICKY ROY

Soft cover | 112 pages | 75 photographs