Alakananda Nag

Grant Period: One year

For a photographic and written exploration of the idea of attachment in the minority community of Armenians in Kolkata. Using alternative photographic processes through the use of unique materials, this project seeks to bring the forgotten, near-extinct Armenian community to the forefront of discussions, through a body of research-based work. The outcomes will be an exhibition/installation comprising documentary photographs of spaces and objects, negatives in the collections of the families and portraits of family members created using alternative photographic processes, and a draft of a book containing photographs and essays.The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be the photographs, books and still and video documentation of the exhibition / installation and the panel discussions. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees, materials, travel and accommodation, books and resource materials, stationery, studio hire, and an accountant’s fee.