Panjim, Goa 403001, India
Alakananda Nag is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker based in Goa. Her works involve photographs, archival matter, object and text.
She graduated in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography, New York.
Though her training has been in traditional documentary, she has chosen to flow into a more conceptual / contemporary style, while sticking to her documentary roots in research and fact-finding.
She has been a participating artist in the Fulbright funded prestigious international project Following the Box, where twelve artists have worked on a set of 128 found photographs from 1945 taken by an American soldier during WWII around Calcutta.
She has been working on the Armenian community of Calcutta for over seven years. It started as a documentary photo project in 2010, and transformed into an idea dealing with fading away of the community and their relationship to their past glory.
As a photographer & filmmaker has been published in Vodafone Women of Substance (coffee table book). Other clients: Marks & Spencer, Ethical Trade Initiative, Financial Times, Times London, Amazon Kindle India, Travel and Leisure (TIME), BBC Online, Motherland Magazine, IFB Home Appliances, Harlem Black Coffee Magazine (cover), AM New York. Her work has been featured in HIMAL South Asian. She also works with various Developmental agencies like UNICEF, Oxfam, Oxfam Novib, Action Aid, among others.
She is syndicated by New York based photo agency Redux Pictures.
She has set up the Calcutta Arts Initiative to bring quality conversation around art back to the city along with fellow Calcutta artists.
Exhibitions: She has been exhibited both in India and internationally. Please see website for details.
2018 - India Foundation for the Arts , 2010 - Cannes Lions, Gold , 2008 - Hubert Bals Fund Award
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