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Canvera coffee-table-books chosen to present Best of Marie Claire Fashion - Dec 4th 2009

A remarkable collaboration between Marie Claire India, the celebrated fashion magazine from the The Outlook group, and Canvera will be unveiled at the Marie Claire Made in India Fashion Awards at The Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon. Canvera will be presenting The Best of Marie Claire Fashion, a finely curated, limited-edition coffee table book of fashion images by India’s famous photographers. The hard cover book compiles a carefully sorted series of fashion spreads from the India edition of the magazine. The book showcases the sheer vitality of the magazine's visual content, as well as the award-winning quality of Canvera. Speaking on the occasion Dhiraj Kacker, CEO of Canvera, said "We are extremely excited to be part of this unique project and it is indeed a real honour that the quality we deliver everyday is being used to showcase the work of some of the best of India’s designers and photographers.”

According to Editor Shefalee Vasudev: "The Canvera book gave Marie Claire the opportunity to reflect on its personality as a magazine that is most evident through photographs. The Best of Marie Claire Fashion turned out to be a memorable coffee table book; not just because it upholds the way we interpret fashion but also in the way it brings together a confluence of ideas from the creative teams that work on such shoots. For a fashion magazine, photo books are necessary luxuries; important to dwell on the evolving idea of one’s own identity. Pictures are powerful mediums to remind us that we must dream both in colour and black and white. Canvera has given us a new dream."

About "Made in India Fashion Awards"
The Made in India Fashion Awards is in its 2nd year running and the ceremony will feature a fashion show by 15 young designers brought together in association with Dastkar that will showcase fashion from all over India. Actress Asin Thottumkal will be the chief guest of the event.

Pictures of the Best of Marie Claire Fashion coffee table books

Update: Photographs from the event

Actress Asin at the award ceremony Ritu Beri at the award ceremony Dhiraj Kacker giving award to Tarun Khiwal for Best Fashion Photographer Rohit Bal at the award ceremony Ritu Kumar giving away an award
     
Vinod Mehta giving the award to Sabyasachi Suneet Varma giving award to Sangita Ajampur JJ Valaya giving away an award
 
Asin giving award to Aki Narula Jury members from Left: Harmeet Bajaj, Sanjay Kapoor, Sunil Sethi, Laila Tyabji, Fern Mallis, Chandralekha Roy, Anil Chopra & Sumit Nair  
Update: Advertorial - Marie Claire, Jan 2010 issue



Canvera is an online photography company building solutions to help Professional Photographers run their business more effectively. Canvera offers high-end customized coffee-table-books, design services and hosting solutions to professional photographers. Canvera's products and services are used by professional photographers to both deliver a high quality experience to their clients and also to market themselves better. Canvera's coffee-table-books were twice awarded the Best Photobook in Asia Pacific & Japan at the annual HP Digital Print Awards in 2008 & 2009. Canvera was also given the Best Innovation in Technology award by Asian Photography magazine for "bringing professionalism and innovation to an unorganized market". As on date Canvera has serviced the needs of professional photographers in more than 250 cities across India. Canvera entered the market in July 2008 and was founded by Dr. Dhiraj Kacker (CEO) and Peeyush Rai (CTO) who have previously worked at numerous successful startups in Silicon Valley. Canvera is financially backed by Footprint Ventures (www.footprintventures.com), DFJ (www.dfj.com) and Mumbai Angels (www.mumbaiangels.com).

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