Deepti Asthana selected for 6×6 talents from Asia

World Press Photo has just announced the latest photographers from Asia for the 6×6 Global Talent Program and former DMJX student, Deepti Asthana has been chosen by the selection committee.

Deepti Asthana

Deepti Asthana studied at the DMJX Photo 1 program in the spring 2019. Back then, she received a scholarship from the VII Foundation to support her study in Denmark.

The 6×6 Global Talent Program recognizes six visual storytellers from six global regions, to highlight talent from around the world and present stories with diverse perspectives. Launched in 2017, the initiative completed its first cycle last year, spotlighting 36 talents from six global regions.

Søren Pagter is one of the nominators for the 6×6 Talent Program and nominated Deepti Asthana. In his motivation, he writes:
In all her projects, Deepti Asthana manages to create a narrative where the color tones fit with the story. Her visuals are challenging and open for interpretations without losing the core of the story. Deepti Asthana’s visual style varies from project to project, but is always very coherent and she has a strong sense of the use of color as a part of the story telling.”