Emaho Magazine was founded by Manik Katyal in 2011 with the objective of promoting and showcasing the best creative talent on offer. While it highlights the Asian creative scene, it is not just an Asia-specific site. Although our core focus is on photography, we are more than a photo magazine. Iconoclastic, hip and edgy, Emaho, based out of India, is truly at home in the world.
Strong sections on travel, music and arts & culture bring you up to scratch with the latest and most cutting edge international developments across these fields. Featuring one-on-one exclusives with the world’s top-notch musicians, photographers, curators, installation and fine artists, and travel writers, the magazine aspires to create a global artistic community – our footprint extends to 40 countries – that transcends national borders.
Our attempt is to mix the old up with the new, the local with the global, the established luminary with the rising star. Right from the beginning, our intention was also to provide a powerful platform to upcoming professional talent across fields – not amateurs, but fresh, unique and path-breaking new talent that deserves to be promoted and spotlighted on the world stage, yet often does not get the opportunity.
Manik is the founder, curator and editor-in-chief of Emaho Magazine. Emaho was started as a magazine to introduce the work of emerging photographers and to provide them with a global platform to showcase their talent.
Manik has also been nominated for the ‘Creative Entrepreneur of 2012’ award by the British Council, Emaho was invited to judge the FORMAT International Photography Festival, United Kingdom, The Reminders Stronghold Project Grant, Japan. He served on the panel for the LUCEO Student awards 2013 and was on the jury for International Photography Awards.
Manik has also served as a portfolio reviewer in various international festivals including FORMAT International Photography Festival, United Kingdom, Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, Thailand, Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, Encontros da Imagem, Portugal, Voies-Off Arles,France and Lens Culture Foto-Fest, France. Manik has also been invited to do portfolio reviews at The New York Times Portfolio Reviews, USA in April and Photo Ireland, Dublin in July 2014.
Manik will be on the jury for Daylight Book Award 2014 and First Chinese Grand Prix IPA International Photography Award 2014.