I have been visually documenting communities in conflict, migration and environmental degradation for half a decade. Trained in broadcast at the Asian College of Journalism, I began my career with a TV news channel in Mumbai but was soon drawn to print media for its reflective capacity and value for precision.
I went on to work as a feature writer and editor covering the arts, culture and politics for publications like The Indian Express, Timeout and The Bengal Post. My passion for visual arts would eventually take me to photography, a medium in which I feel most at home, using it as a tool for communication and for making art.
My pictures have appeared in Indian and foreign publications like The Caravan, Frontline, FountainInk, Narrative, Vogue and the British Journal of Photography, as well as a book length study on forced migration by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. My clients include non-profits like UNICEF, International Justice Mission, Lawyers Collective and Kalpavriksh.
Exhibitions / Awards
Toto Funds the Arts award for Photography (with TASVEER), Bangalore(2016)
Public Exhibit at Lighthouse Metro Station, Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai (2016)
Origins, British Council, Delhi (2015)
Media Fellowship Award & Exhibition, National Foundation for India, Delhi (2014 - 2015)
Residencies / Workshops
- Urban Water, Chennai Photo Biennale, Goethe Institut, Chennai (2016)
- Delhi Photo Festival (2015)
- Ecosystems for Life, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Kathmandu(2015)
- Media Workshop, Winter Course on Forced Migration, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (2013)