We conceptualised and project-managed the seminal book Photography In India: A Visual History from the 1850s to the Present, co-authored by Cara’s Founder, Nathaniel Gaskell and the Indian scholar, Dr. Diva Gujral. We also oversaw the creative direction for the design of the book, collaborating with SMITH Studio in London. Spread over 400 pages and 10 chapters, the project was the first survey of the rich and extensive history of photography from India. Organised chronologically, it covers over 150 years of photographs, divided into ten chapters. An in-depth introduction and ten short essays contextualise the photographs in light of India's journey from colonial territory, to independent nation state.
The MAP Academy is a ground-breaking initiative to transform the approach to teaching and sharing knowledge surrounding the history of art in India. One of Cara Consulting’s most ambitious and long-term projects to date, we have been involved right from the inception of the project, which we manage end-to-end. In addition to researching and writing a comprehensive curriculum for the arts, which is delivered through rich media content online, we’re also developing an online encyclopedia as well as interactive timelines, bibliographies, glossaries and resource databases for students, educators and scholars. Working with various partners and collaborators, our role includes everything from branding, research, content development, design and development, as well as overseeing the work of the team, partnerships, sustainability of the project and its scalability.