For the FOCUS 2017 Call For Entries exhibition we received over 200 entries from talented photographers from 39 countries. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work. The curator and the jury were incredibly impressed at the high standard of the entries. The final photographers selected for the exhibition are:

Fatema Abdoolcarim, UK

Salma Abedin Prithi, Bangladesh

Homayra Adiba, Bangladesh

Abhishek Anupam, India

Anastasia Bogomolova, Russia

Raquel Bravo Iglesias, Spain

Mohini Chandra, United Kingdom/Australia

Jean-Michel Delage, France

Sarah Fishlock, UK

Michael Vince Kim, USA

Madeleine Kukic, The Netherlands

Ashita Majumdar Ganatra, India

Mahtab Nafis, Bangladesh

Annalisa Natali Murri, Italy

Jennifer Osborne, Canada

Sara Palmieri, Italy

Weronika Perlowska, Poland

Tsutomu Yamagata, Japan


We are delighted to announce that due to the outstanding quality of the work submitted to the Call For Entries, we have created an additional digitally projected exhibition to be displayed during the festival. Work by the following photographers will be featured on this platform:

Sutirtha Chatterjee, India

Sara Davidmann, UK

David Gagnebin-de-Bons, Switzerland

Alex Llovet, Spain

Ellen Janssens, Belgium

Simon Menner, Germany

Anja Schlamann, Germany

Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Russia


The FOCUS team and Call For Entries Curator Prajna Desai would like to extend their thanks to the Jury for their time and expertise:

Pa. Madhavan, Executive Director of the Goa Center for Alternative photography (Goa-CAP).

Yasufumi Nakamori, Curator of photography and new media, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Brian Sholis, Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Agnès Sire, Director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris.