Anand Chhabra is a co-founder, director and the incumbent Chair at Black Country Visual Arts and other funded work in the last few years. Anand initiated and profiled the ‘Apna Heritage Archive’ project winning a national award for best New Archive in the UK in 2017 from Community Archives and Heritage Group.
In 2018 Anand was shortlisted for Magnum Foundation’s Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion and was been nominated for Prix Pictet 2019 on both occasions for his personal photographic work SUPNAA: Dreams of our Fathers. Anand recently worked on Historic England’s project ‘Picturing Lockdown’ in the Midlands as one ten regional photographers in the UK responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been assigned to document his local area as the photographer working in the Midlands.
He has also recently worked with the National Trust, Arts Council England, Historic England, Worcestershire Archaeology Archives Service, British Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Living Memory project. University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Archives, Dudley College, GRAIN photo hub & Multistory.