PhotoMuse, India’s first Museum of Photography, announces its inaugural photography grants for social documentation and conservation photography. Earlier this year applications were invited for PhotoMuse Discovery Grant and Vignesh Memorial Grant for Conservation Photography to support photographic projects on socio-cultural documentation and Nature Conversation respectively. Both grants include an annual financial aid of Rs 50000.
Vignesh Krishnamoorthy, a native of Thrissur is selected as the recipient of Photomuse Discovery Grant for his photographic documentation of the life and culture of the transgender community in Mumbai. Photographer of international repute and a member of photomuse advisory board Mr.Herbert Ascherman Jr. patrons this award.
Vignesh Memorial Grant for Conservation Photography, promoting the mission to preserve the natural treasures of India and to spread the understanding of conservation through photographic documentation, is awarded to Shivakumar, a Bangalore-based photographer for his project to document the Chinkara (Indian Gazelle) of Karnataka state and its natural habitat in an effort to promote the conversation of this locally endangered species.
Photomuse is committed to encouraging young photographers to engage in serious photographic activities and thereby effectively utilizing photography for the betterment of humanity. These grants were established with the sole objective of providing financial aid and proper mentoring to worthy photographers.