Founding Director:

Lola Mac Dougall has worked as an editor for photography publications, as a festival director and as a curator. In 2011, she launched with Frank Kalero Punctum (Punctum#3-issuu), a magazine devoted to the promotion of Asian contemporary photography. She is the artistic director of JaipurPhoto (JaipurPhoto) an international photography festival that makes use of Jaipur’s extraordinary heritage as a venue for outdoor site-specific exhibitions. She has been a portfolio reviewer and jury for Encontros da Imagen (Braga, Portugal), Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography (Switzerland), Format Festival (Derby, UK) Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo) and Cosmos PDF Award (Arles, France). Lola has a doctorate from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra Univesity, with a doctoral thesis dealing with Indian women photographers.

 

Co-director: Akshay Mahajan

Akshay Mahajan is a photographer, curator and writer. His work comprises of self-initiated research projects that combine his interest in myth, folklore and photography as a mirror to culture and collective memory.

Akshay’s engagement with the visual arts also takes shape through writing, teaching and curation. In 2008, he co-founded Blindboys.org, an open collective aimed at reclaiming public spaces – both online and offline – to showcase photography. Akshay Mahajan is a member of the photo editorial of  PIX Quarterly, a contemporary photography publication looking at South Asia. He has curated shows at the Format Festival, Angkor Photo Festival and JaipurPhoto among others.