Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale

A wealth of talent from India and abroad is spotlighted at Chennai Photo Biennale, a city-wide festival of exhibitions and activities where photographers—beginner, amateur and professional—get to learn, upskill and network. Anna Fox, Gauri Gill, Raghu Rai, Rashid Rana, Rohini Devasher, Sheba Chhachhi and Sonia Jabbar are just a few of the prominent lensmen and lenswomen whose works have been showcased at the biennale since its launch in 2016. After taking a break in 2020, the third edition of the festival, titled Maps of Disquiet, was held in a hybrid format from December 2021 to February 2022. The exhibitions at the Chennai Photo Biennale were complemented by talks, discussions, podcasts, critical texts and a publication.

The festival is organised by the CPB Foundation.

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How To Get There

How to Reach Chennai
1. By Air: Chennai International Airport is 7 km away from Chennai city. Frequent domestic as well as international flights arrive here. Anna Terminal receives international flights from various major cities in the world. Kamaraj Terminal, which is at a distance of 150 metres from the Anna Terminal, has domestic flights connecting Chennai with major Indian cities.

2. By Rail: Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the main railway stations in the city, receiving regular trains from various major cities of India such as Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

3. By Road: The city is well connected with other cities in India by a road network. Various national highways from Chennai connect with Bengaluru (330 km), Trichy (326 km), Puducherry (162 km) and Tiruvallur (47 km). One can use car rental services or state transport buses.
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  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly


  • Wheelchair access

Covid Safety

  • Masks mandatory
  • Sanitiser booths

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Summer clothes to beat the humidity in Chennai.

2. Comfortable footwear such as sandals, flip flops and sneakers.

3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About CPB Foundation

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CPB Foundation

CPB Foundation

The CPB Foundation’s primary focus is photography education and discourse that takes place through…

Contact Details
Phone No +91-6383135139
Address 2/342 A, 1st Cross Street, AGS Colony, Kottivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041


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