Vasantha Yogananthan France

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Vasantha Yogananthan is a French photographer based in Paris. No stranger to long term projects, both “Piémanson” (2009-2013) and “A Myth of Two Souls” (2013-2021) have been published and exhibited around the world to international acclaim. The recipient of numerous awards (Prix Levallois, 2016, ICP Infinity Award, 2017, Prix Camera Clara and the Recontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award, 2018 and 2019), Vasantha’s works are included in private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanna and the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam (to name a few) while his books are part of the permanent collection of the MoMA library in New York. It was Vasantha’s project “A Myth of Two Souls” which led him to be featured on WePresent. Based on the epic Hindu poem, the “Ramayana,” his interpretation is in the form of seven books of photographs, each captured in a different part of India and each following a different visual strategy. He spoke to us about the inspiration for the project and why he was left undaunted by the lengthy nature of the task.