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Habitat Photosphere is an initiative by Alka pande, academic and museum curator at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It is a year-long photo fest and the theme is sustainable development. Started in 2016, this is only the second time the fest is being held.

Four photographers are selected from hundreds of entries. Its an open letter call and anyone can apply online. Now the applications have been closed for this year. A sum of Rs 400,000 is granted to the four selected photographers to produce significant work based on sustainability and the work produced will be exhibited during the grand finale of the festival, which will be on February-March 2019.

This year eight candidates were selected and then four photographers got shortlisted based on their brilliant work. They are – Juhi Saklani (New Delhi), Thulasi Kakkat (Kochi), Zishaan Akhbar Latif (Mumbai) and Syed Anan Ahmed (Rajasthan).

Previous year, the fest focused on the subject of Panchtattvas (five elements) under the meta-narrative of sustainable development. This year’s theme is cultural sustainability.

A panel of great photographers including Aditya Arya, Bandeep Singh, Parthiv Shah and Prabir Purkayastha would be responsible for mentoring and curating awardees. Exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings will be held at India Habitat Centre at the capital city of India.

The event is a welcome initiative bringing photography and sustainability together raising awareness about sustainability through the art of photography. It’s a modern approach to draw attention towards the need for a sustainable future.


For more information, visit www.HabitatPhotosphere.org

Photo Credit – India Habitat Centre


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