“I had no experience with a camera. I took pictures of land, nature, and things that surprised me.’

~ Radha

Our Experiment

Land and Lens is a buoyantly-bold experiment with three simple goals:

  • Train rural women and youth how to use professional-level cameras
  • Encourage them to fearlessly reveal their land, lives, and inherent creativity
  • Provide them venues, as artists, to share their work

Trusting Creativity

Approaching the student photographers as artists, trusting their creativity and intuition has yielded unexpectedly advanced work—at this phase of their camera learning skills.

Documenting and Protecting

In documenting and protecting the fragile social and ecological balance of their home regions within South India, we consider Land and Lens photographers a critical asset to their host organisations of Vanastree and Punarchith.

Read more About Us, and welcome to our experiment!


“Learning photography has been a new, high level life experience for me. I played with the camera, and the camera played back!’

~ Nayana