Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation

The CPB Foundation was formed in 2018 in response to the growing need for educational and collaboration opportunities in the field of visual art.

The CPB Foundation celebrates and promotes photography as a practice and an art form.

Through lens-based educational programs and cross-disciplinary events, we aim to foster a community that inspires curiosity, reflection, and self-expression. Today, the Foundation stands in the midst of the global contemporary art scene on four major pillars: CPB Prism (student education wing), CPB Learning Lab (cross-disciplinary discussions and workshops), CPBx (residencies, grants, and long-term collaborations), and the Chennai Photo Biennale (an international photography festival).

- Establish the Chennai Photo Biennale as an important contemporary engagement for photography in South Asia
- Bring art education and visual art literacy within reach of as diverse an audience as possible
- Provide a platform for Indian and international photographic talent to be recognized regardless of class, caste, race, gender, ethnic background, or sexual orientation
- Create an ecosystem for visual artists in South Asia by sharing resources, artists, projects, and successful practices with other festivals.
- Build public-art engagements around photography in heritage spaces, college campuses, beaches, parks, and train stations

Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation Communities

Past Events