Alakananda Nag was born in June 1977 in Calcutta, India. She began her career as a photojournalist in 2009. She has since worked on journalistic projects based on social issues in India and the United States including : Welcome to Haven – a look at a South Bronx neighborhood in New York, one of the poorest in the United States; Sunderbans – The Forgotten Islands, In Transit – Tibetans in India., among others.
She graduated in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography, New York. She worked in TV commercials in Bombay for nine years before she decided to switch careers. She worked as a Chief Assistant Director, & Executive Producer. She went on to work as a Producer for TV commercials. She has worked on brands such as Volkswagen, Nokia, Unilever, Cadbury’s, Pepsico, Asian Paints, among others. She worked as Line Producer in the critically acclaimed, award winning film ‘The Japanese Wife’. She has been published in New York daily AM New York and is open to editorial, documentary, and news. She is presently based in New Delhi, India.
Winner – Cannes Lions 2010 for the TV spot ‘LJ Collective’ for BBDO India.
Winner – Hubert Bals Fund Award by the Rotterdam Film Festival, 2008
Winner – Celebrate Bandra photo festival 2009
Scholarship for workshop with Magnum photographer Abbas awarded by Bilder Nordic School of Photography, Norway.
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