Joseph Beuys was born in 1921, in Krefeld, Germany. During his school years in Kleve, Beuys was exposed to the work of Achilles Moortgat, whose studio he often visited, and was inspired by the sculptures of Wilhelm Lehmbruck. (more…)
To photograph for me is to connect. To get a glimpse into another’s life, a moment, or a feeling- in the time space continuum- and more importantly, a means to share that bond.
Bred on episodes of Travel in the 90s, and ever since I laid my hands on my Father’s old Yashica as a 14 year old, I have always longed to reach out to discover, and share narratives in this form. Born into a traditional Hindu family with emphasis on a conventional career, if at all for a woman, following the path of a photographer has never been easy.
Originally trained as an Engineer, I quit my job three years back and joined a course in Communication to understand language, imagery and culture. Learning from the course supplemented my photography and powered my desire to pursue a dream of being a visual storyteller. Banking on the kindness of strangers, and many experiments later, the dream travels.
Since then, I have been working on my photographs, which revolve around conflicts, cultures, identity and other documentary work.
Both my visual and written work has appeared in a number of National and International Publications and has been exhibited in India and abroad.
I was also the Winner of the 2013 National Geographic Photography Scholarships and went on Assignment to Greenland. The same year, I was also an invited attendee to the Angkor Photo Workshops at Cambodia.
I am currently working on freelance assignments and personal projects and am based out of Bombay in India.