Bangalore, 29th July 2014: Canvera.com has been adjudged as the GRAND WINNER in the Photobook category in Asia Pacific and Japan HP Digital Print Excellence Award 2014. Canvera has also won the 1st prize in the "Photobook - Arts Category" for their Photobook "ARCHIVA" by India's foremost panorama photographer Amit Pasricha. Archiva is a range of museum quality, limited edition photographic art prints reproduced in a beautiful coffee table book.
As a tribute to one of the greatest monuments in India this award winning Archiva Photobook opens to a three dimensional image structure of Taj Mahal. The pearl sheen of the paper complements the magnificence of the images that are printed on it. This Photobook can be viewed online at - http://sites.canvera.com/345a3h3
"We are thrilled to have worked with Amit on his wonderful project and to create a one-of-a-kind book that showcases Amit's work", said Dhiraj Kacker, CEO of Canvera. "It is a real honor to have received this award and we look forward to producing more such world class content."
Amit is one of the world's foremost names in the field of Panoramic Photography. Pasricha's collector's edition, The Monumental India Book was acclaimed as one of the top 10 coffee-table books of the world in 2008. The book was presented as a State gift by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to visiting Heads of State including former French President, Nicholas Sarkozy. Its sequel The Sacred India Book, published 2010, won the Incredible India Award and the prestigious German Photo Book Award 2014. Other seminal works include Mughal Architecture and Gardens & Maharaja of Palaces: Umaid Bhavan. His new work titled India at Home is due to be published shortly.
Archiva Art Prints, a series of affordable canvas prints, are a result of Amit's vision to bring the pride of India to people's homes. Beautifully packaged, they can be ordered online at www.archiva.asia. Amit's other work can be viewed on his site Panoramas.in
Canvera is an online photography company providing mass customized printed products and e-commerce solutions to professional photographers. Canvera's products and services are used by PPs 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" and the Tie-Lumis Award for "Entrepreneurial Excellence" in 2010. As on date Canvera has serviced the needs of PPs in more than 300 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), Info Edge (www.infoedge.in) and Mumbai Angels (www.mumbaiangels.com).