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Our Interest in Media

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In 2021, the MurthyNAYAK Foundation (MNF) launched a new media project – the online photography resource PhotoSouthAsia. The site showcases photographers working in South Asia, their portfolios and statements, as well as our exclusive interviews with them. The site also carries original essays and is where grants from the MurthyNAYAK Foundation for photo-related projects will be announced.

Encouragement and financial support are important to artists who have the talent and the courage to hold a magnifying glass before unpleasantness and a mirror to the face of society. By funding specific projects of photographers, MNF aims to highlight important issues, transforming ignorance and apathy into concern and action. If a picture was once worth a thousand words, film and social media have increased that exponentially. It is our goal to support emerging artists producing socially relevant work that will raise awareness, sustain involvement, and ignite social change. In order to make the most effective use of MNF’s resources, grant making focuses on specific, short-term projects. (MNF has a 501(c)(3) designation in the U.S.)

Learn more about the projects we support on the PhotoSouthAsia website.

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