Panjim, Goa 403001, India
Alakananda Nag is a Calcutta based photographer. She graduated in from the International Center of Photography, New York. Her interest lies in personal stories and the ideas of the self. She is a participating artist in the Fulbright funded prestigious international project Following the Box, based 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 six years. She has been published in Vodafone Women of Substance (coffee table book), Clients - Financial Times, Amazon Kindle, BBC Online, Travel & Leisure, Motherland Magazine, Platform Magazine, 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.Her professional interviews include Raghu Rai, Garciela Iturbide, Shahidul Alam, among others.She worked in TV commercials in Bombay for nine years before she decided to switch careers. She is the founding member of the Calcutta Arts Initiative, a collective.
>Winner - Cannes Lions 2010 for the TV spot 'LJ Collective' for BBDO India.
>Winner - Hubert Bals Fund Award by the Rotterdam Film Festival, 2008
>Scholarship - for workshop with Magnum photographer Abbas awarded by Bilder Nordic School of Photography, Norway.
>Following the Box, Indira Gandhi National Center of the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, January - February 2016 (upcoming)
>Following the Box, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, February – March 2015
>American Center, Calcutta, 2013. (Solo exhibition)
>Photoville, Foto Visura Pavilion, Group show, New York, 2012
>Angkor Photo Festival, Slideshow, Cambodia, 2012
>School for the International Center of Photography. Group Show - Capture & Release, New York, 2011
- Audio capture
- Audio editing