Offset Projects works to create channels of engagement in photography and book making through artist talks, workshops, residencies, curated reading rooms and collaborative exercises in publishing. We believe that story telling lies at the heart of human creative energy and would like to make a space for collective engagement, meaningful critique and reflective inquiry.
A curated collection of photo-books from South Asia and Beyond carefully put together through founder Anshika Varma’s private collection and contributions by artists in the region.
Over the past few years we have worked with artists to help with the various aspects of publishing and distribution for self and independently produced photo-books and artist books. Write to us to book a consult.
The Offset Studio organizes regular workshops on various aspects of book making, editing and residencies for research on subjects related to photography and visual media.
Offset also works in collaboration with various institutions and educational initiatives to organize for talks and programs that look at manners where visual media can meet the various intersections in multidisciplinary mediums of research.
|Artist Talk- Serena Chopra|
On the Launch of Majnu Ka Tilla
Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
|Book Reading and Artist Talk|
Sharing Session with the Tibetan Community
Delhi & Dharamshala
|“Evidence And Erasure”|
Panel Discussion on publishing as resistance
Arles Book Fair, France
Arles Book Fair, France
|Offset Pitara – a curated reading room |
Bangalore International Center
Guftgu / Guft-gu:/ गुफ्तगू / گفتگو
Editor/Curator – Anshika Varma
Published by Offset Projects
Hard Case deconstructed photobook featuring chapters by 10 contemporary photographers from India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Adira Thekkuveettil Diwas Raja KC
Amarnath Praful Jaisingh Nageshwaran
Arko Datto Nandita Raman
Arun Vijai Mathavan Nida Mehboob
Cheryl Mukherjee Uma Bista
The Guftgu book published by Offset Projects looks at the interrogations and practices of 10 contemporary photographers in South Asia presented as individual chapters designed in context to each artists practice and process. The works featured look at inquiries on identity formation and history building through perspectives of gender, caste and inheritance among many others. Emerging out of dialogues with practitioners when our world seemed restrained physically, the works incorporated in this curation expand on a growing visual language within South Asia and its diaspora. It offers a complex study of a land in transit, triggered by personal responses of photographers to their contemporary climates.