a travelling pitara of photography, books and book-making.
In 2018, artist Anshika Varma founded Offset Projects out of New Delhi, India to explore the various engagements and sociological impact of receiving the world through creative expressions in visual language. As a photographer and curator, she was keen to use the photograph in conversations outside of her community related to storytelling, identity and history.
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.
The initiative runs a photo book library, the Offset Pitara, which has been creating active interventions in looking at the photo book as an artistic form in its own right. The Offset Press has also recently published, Guftgu, the first of its kind deconstructed photobook featuring works by contemporary photographers from South Asia. The Offset Bookshop is India’s only photobook store focused on independent and self-published books from South Asia.
Our initiatives have been made possible by the continued support of our friends
Akina Books/ Valentina Abenavoli
Nepal Picture Library
Roli Books India
We’d be happy to hear from you if you have any feedback or proposals for new projects.
c/o Anshika Varma
603 Double Storey, New Rajinder Nagar
New Delhi, 110060