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"
© 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."
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
© 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.
delhi photo festival
Delhi Photo Festival is currently suspended.