The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023


Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Tata Literature Live! 2023 Photography Fellowship

Tata Literature Live! is a celebration of ideas. While literature is at the core of the festival, we are inspired and moved by a multitude of art forms, stories and individuals. The Tata Literature Live! Photography Fellowship, which is now in its second year, is yet another step in infusing the festival with inter-disciplinary artistry.

The fellowship offers young photographers the opportunity to document a community of literature lovers in the city at, and outside of, the festival.

Photography Fellowship - Application Process

  1. Step 1: Fill up the form on this page.
  2. Step 2: Upload a pdf of your portfolio. (under 30mb)
  3. Step 3: Accept the terms and conditions
  4. Step 4: Hit Send!

Submissions close on 10 September 2023.

  • Five photographers will be selected to visit and document the on-ground events at the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2023.
  • Each photographer will get special access to the events at the festival, and will be encouraged to build a visual narrative of the experience and of the literature-loving community in the city. 
  • The invitation is to create a visual essay of photographs that showcases the photographer’s authentic and original style, as opposed to regular ‘event photography’.
  • The five photographers will have to submit one photograph that symbolises the “moment of the day” on each day of the festival.
  • After the festival is over, the photographers will have 3 weeks to work on their visual essay. 
  • Their final essays will be presented to the jury, who will pick the recipient of the fellowship.
  • This chosen photographer will receive a grant from the festival to create an ongoing series on the theme of “Literature Lovers of Mumbai”.


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