Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham

Amit Madheshiya, a graduate in English Literature from Hindu College, New Delhi, is a now Mumbai-based photographer pursuing long-term documentary projects. His work on the Nomadic Cinemas has recieved recognition at the World Photography Award in Cannes, and the Grand Prize at the Humanity Photo Awards in China. For his work on migrant children in metropolitan cities, he has won awards from the Commonwealth, recently, the National Media Fellowship from National Foundation for India and was nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year. He  also writes for Himal South Asian magazine.
Shirley Abraham is a researcher and documentary film-maker based in Mumbai. She graduated in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. Shirley has worked on content production with BBC Radio IV, Adlabs, Reliance Media and Fox Television Studios, India. She has scripted and directed episodes for Kiran (a ray of hope) - a non fiction daily for Doordarshan, chronicling individual and community initiatives driving social change.
Together, Amit and Shirley have received the Arts Research and Documentation Grant from India Foundation for the Arts, for their work on the traveling tent cinemas of Maharashtra.  For the project, they also received a short term fellowship from the Cluster of Excellence at Heidelberg University  (2010) and were also selected for the Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan 50 Year Anniversary Grant Programme for 2010-11. Both completed their M.A from the Mass Communication Research Centre at New Delhiā€™s Jamia Millia Islamia University in 2006. For Tasveerghar, they wrote the visual essay Tiled Gods Appear on Mumbai's Streets in 2009.