Event / 17 Jun 2022

Q&A Session: Communities of Choice

Are you interested in finding out more about Chennai Photo Biennale & Ffotogallery's open call, Communities of Choice, made possible by the British Council?

Join us for an informal Q&A session via zoom on Friday 17th June, 12.30pm GMT or 5pm IST.

This project is part of the British Council's newly announced India/UK Together Season of Culture, which celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two.


At this point in time, we are beginning to rethink our notions of community, collective responsibility and care. As dispiriting as current world events may seem, humanity has made tremendous progress towards tolerance, inclusion, and equality. Living in a period of dramatic social and political change, some of us feel more emboldened to confront a few existential questions - Do we belong to one community, or to many? Do we have the privilege to choose our communities or must we follow the choices made for us?

We extend an invitation to multidisciplinary artists working with lens based mediums, photography and film to further enquire into the notion of ‘Communities of Choice’.

This open call is for artists and collectives who use their art to create and develop bodies of work that express their views and opinions about belonging and inclusions. We welcome submissions on (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • gender
  • disability
  • politics
  • constructs of race/caste
  • identity
  • sustainable communities
  • class

This opportunity is open to all and we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented communities.