2017 Infinity Award: Emerging Photographer — Vasantha Yogananthan
Vasantha Yogananthan was born in 1985 and lives and works in Paris. In 2014—the same year he set out on a freelance career as a photographer—Yogananthan co-founded the publishing house Chose Commune and published his first book, Piémanson, which was nominated for MACK First Book Award and Kassel Best Book of the Year. In 2015, he received the IdeasTap/Magnum Photos Award (in the international category) to help him fund A Myth of Two Souls—his project on the Ramayana in India, which spans over seven years. That project continues to evolve and will be published into seven books: The first one, Early Times, was published in May 2016; the next chapter, The Promise, will be released in April 2017.