Vasantha Yogananthan


(b. 1985, lives and works in Paris, France)

Vasantha Yogananthan’s photographic practice addresses the space between documentary and fiction. His projects are developed over long periods of time and he only works analog – with both large-format 4×5 and medium-format 6×7 cameras. Besides the aesthetic, he is deeply attached to film photography for its slow – almost philosophical – process. Some of the current series of works are made through a process of collaboration with Jaykumar Shankar in Delhi, who translates Yogananthan’s black and white photographs into imaginative, often surreal colour based on his skill and training in hand-tinting photographs. Yogananthan has received several awards, among which the IdeasTap Magnum Photos Award (2015), The Prix Levallois (2016) and an ICP Infinity Award as Emerging Photographer of the Year (2017). That same year he was also selected among the 20 FOAM Talents.