Sahapedia announces Frames Photography Grant 2019


Photograph/Narmata Toraskar

Sahapediathe non-profit digital encyclopaedia of Indian arts and culture—has announced the second edition of its annual Frames Photography Grant, funded by IndusInd Bank. The contest aims to give photographers an opportunity to document the cultural, artistic and anthropological diversity of India and/or South Asia, with 20 grant winners to be selected by photographer and curator Dinesh Khanna.

“Sahapedia intends to adapt a more classical approach to photojournalism by encouraging photographers to engage in ‘slow photography’”, says Ayan Ghosh, Visual Researcher at Sahapedia. Under the grant, photographers will receive Rs. 25,000 each (exclusive of travel expenses) and the freedom to execute their project of choice for three months, starting from the 1st of January, 2019. The photographic works produced will be published on Sahapedia’s website, and on associated social media platforms as photo essays.

The application deadline is the 15th of November, while the selection process concludes on the 25th of December. Interested candidates must submit a 300–500 word concept note, copy of their resume, and portfolio of online/published work to

For further information on submissions and eligibility, visit

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