#ImaginingtheNationState is the resultant exhibition of an Open Call grant, awarded to resident photographers and lens-based artists from India and Wales.

At a time when individuals are more globally connected than ever before, the idea of ‘nationhood’ remains a powerful unifying force. There is often one nation state, but there are many imaginations of the nation state depending on where one is speaking from.

Could it be that the idea of one’s national identity is defined by a common language, history and culture is at odds with the complex, pluralistic and ever-changing state of nations? 

The grant and exhibition are organised by CPB Foundation, in collaboration with Ffotogallery – Diffusion Festival with funding from the British Council and Wales Arts International.