Open Call! Chennai Photo Biennial Darkroom Residency 2024

The Chennai Photo Biennial Foundation and Photoworks, supported by the British Council, announce a rare opportunity for artists to work in a community darkroom in Chennai, India to produce a body of work that will be displayed at Chennai Photo Biennale Edition 4 and the Photoworks Festival. Two artists from the UK and one from Chennai, India will be selected via an open call with a jury process.

The selected artists will gather in Chennai, India, in December 2024 to be residents at the CPB Community Darkroom for one and a half months to work on their proposed project.

The CPB Community Darkroom is a first-of-its-kind space in the South of India that focuses on research and teaching of historical photography processes. The Darkroom offers low-cost film and allied development services to the analogue community in India. The space is equipped with all the things that one would need to further artistic practice – cameras of all formats, enlargers, printers for negatives, purified water supply, chemicals of all types and a dynamic team who are happy to help.

This call is open to photographers and artists working with historical photographic practices that include but are not limited to cyanotype, salted paper, van dyke brown, gum arabic, gum oil, wet and dry plate collodion, silver gelatin processes, film photography and variants,  and other technology-based interventions.

Applicants are required to propose a project that are keen to execute in Chennai. Artist proposals can include the making of prints/objects from existing photographic images or the creation of new work in Chennai (using analogue processes).

To find out more and to apply please go to the direct link.