Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship

2017 Mentors

Mahesh Shantaram

Documentary photographer

Mahesh Shantaram uses personal and subjective documentary photography series to study complex systems, societies, and institutions, particularly with reference to contemporary India.

Everything that’s great about India and everything that’s wrong with it can be summarised in a single wedding. I n Matrimania, six years in the making, Mahesh Shantaram constructs a fictional photo series about Indian society seen through the prism of its wedding culture . Matrimania was seen at the Sony World Photography Awards 2011 (3rd Prize, Arts & Culture), Photoquai 2011, PhotoPhnomPenh 2012, Delhi Photo Festival 2013, Addis Photo Festival 2014, and Chobi Mela 2015.