Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Abstract


  • Photographer
    Kaamna Patel
  • Credit
    Images ©kaamna patel 2018

“…. just because we close our eyes to the unceasing variation of every physical state, we are obliged when the change has become so considerable as to force itself on our attention,to speak as if a new state were placed alongside the previous one. " - Henri Bergson

In April 2015, I decided to move back to India from Paris by surface and after an untimely shutter failure on my Beautyflex66, I dropped my phone, which also happened to be my backup go-to camera. As the screen smashed, I couldn’t quite ‘see’ the photos I was making.

These abstractions are a speculation on oscillating perception & interchangeable realities, a celebration of the inaccuracies presented by digital devices and of the opportunities presented by everyday irregularities.


Kaamna in a visual artist currently based in Mumbai, her home city. She has worked in association with collaborators & galleries in India, France & the UK, and has contributed to and has been featured in publications worldwide. In 2010,
Kaamna received a scholarship to study photography at Parsons The New School of Design Paris, now called Paris College of Art, for whom she is the ambassador in Asia.

Awards PX3 Honourable Mention 2018