Photos & text: India Habitat Centre
Photographers Harikrishna Katragadda, Monica Tiwari, Shraddha Borawake and K.R. Sunil have been selected as the four winners of the Habitat Photosphere award among hundreds of applicants. The winners were announced on earlier this month at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. An eminent jury comprising both practicing and eminent photographers — Bandeep Singh, Parthiv Shah, Aditya Arya and Prabir Purkayastha — went through a rigorous procedure of debating and discussing each application to select the final four winners. Each winner will be awarded a monetary grant of Rs 2 lakh to create a body of work on the theme of sustainable development. The award is part of a year-long photography festival titled Habitat Photosphere initiated by IHC; curated and conceptualised by the art historian Alka Pande. The works of these four awardees will be exhibited in a month-long exhibition at the India Habitat Centre in December this year.