INDICA and Dhi Artspace are proud to announce the launch of Anveshana, a Coffee Table Book produced under the auspices of Indica Culture Photography Grant 2021. Anveshana is focused on Vanavasi, Sancharavasi and Gramavasi Communities of India.
Anveshana is published under Indica’s Chitraayana platform. The vision of Chitraayana is to assemble a passionate and knowledgeable set of scholars and photographers, each one a storyteller and a Yaatri, to document and share India’s rich cultural heritage through a series of coffee table books.
Date – Jan 12th 2023
Timings – 5pm to 630pm
Location – Dhi Artspace 7-1-54/2/C, Sri Guru Krupa, Dharam Karan Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad 500 016
Indica Pictures, a platform of Indica, nurtures filmmakers, photographers, and visual media professionals by providing research grants, hosting talks, workshops, courses, masterclasses and conducting the popular Indic Film Utsav. Indica Culture Photography Grant (ICPG) is focused on the emerging genre of Indian cultural photography (pilgrimages, handloom fabric/fashion, festivals, living traditions/rituals, indigenous people, food/cuisine and living art forms).
Dhi Artspace was envisioned as an incubator for young talents and a seamless space for dialogue on contemporary art that represents the emerging artists. An empirical centre for art-lovers and collectors, the gallery is committed to creating a discourse on art; with curated shows and a variety of workshops, exhibitions, talks, artist presentations, panel discussions and mentorship programmes that challenge the existing metric.
In June 2021, ICPG invited photographers to apply for the grant.
By September 2021, the ICPG 2021 Grantees consisting of Manish Lakhani, Sankar Sridhar, Sudip Maiti, Abdul Munaff, Isaac Gergan, Himadri Sharma (Late), Devika Sukumaran and Pubarun Basu were announced.
Financial grants totaling INR 5,00,000 were provided to the grantees.
The portfolios produced by the grantees were exclusively used to produce Anveshana, a coffee table book that is focused on Vanavasi, Sancharavasi and Gramavasi Communities of India.