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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.       

GoaPhoto was founded in 2015 by Ishan Tankha, Frank Kalero, Nikhil Padgaonkar and Lola Mac Dougall