Following an accomplished career in television and radio journalism in India, I moved to the UK in 2009, to complete my Masters in International Relations from King’s College London.
I am not formally trained in the language of photography. However, for as long as I remember, Art has been my anchor. I was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2010, a year following my move to the UK from India.
In late 2013, following the birth of my daughter and the simultaneous deterioration of my mother’s health, the darkness within me became unbearable. I remember we had bought an amateur camera to take photos on our family holidays.
I started using it to photograph my newborn child. It was healing... the act of connecting with her in a theatre, where both of us were enacting an equally important part. Where I did not have the burden to wield power over her as her provider.
Photography hence, helped me find my inner balance.
So in that sense, my practice is autobiographical in nature. My relationship with photography has been that of identifying my strongest emotions and then finding a correlation... a representation for them in the world.
The shift from photographing an imaginary utopia for the first eight years of my practice to my focus on reality has been a difficult journey. I started out as a family photographer in 2014. I would say I was primarily making images of my curiosities back then.
I was curious about what a perfect childhood devoid of abuse, trauma and coercion would look like. So I made images that were almost tyrannical in their depiction of superbness.
I lost my mother in May of 2019. I think losing the fulcrum of my existence in that sense, forced me to address the truth.
First, the series “Changing the Conversation” and now “A Thousand Cuts” are as much a dialogue with myself as they are an acts of listening.
I believe that the world will become way more complex before it will start to become simple. And my role, as an artist is to offer counter narratives from the margins, so there is greater debate and possibility for paraphrasing narratives of consciousness.
With the help of a mentorship programme - Trace Mentorship, I have been able to gain an expanded understanding of image making and hence have adopted an interdisciplinary approach in my recent works.
Awards:
“Nominee - Human” Prix Pictet Awards 2023
“Shortlist - IPE 164” - The Royal Photographic Society 2022
“II Place - People Portrait” Budapest International Foto Awards 2021

Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibition - Headon Photo Festival 2022, Sydney, Australia
Solo Exhibition - “Invisible” at Alliance Francaise, Chennai, India
Group Exhibition - Photofusion, London, UK
DOOH Feature - “Break the Bias” She Takes Over x Adam & Eve/DDB x Clear Channel, UK
Group Exhibition - CLB Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Group Exhibition - Shibuya Cultural Center Owada, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibition - Auckland Festival of Photography 2022, New Zealand
Group Exhibition - House of Lucie, Kashan, Iran.
Group Exhibition - House of Lucie, Budapest, Hungary.
Group Exhibition - Fujifilm House of Photography, London, UK

Group Exhibition - Indian Photo Festival 2021, Hyderabad, India.

Virtual Group Exhibition and NFT sale - Edition 365 in collaboration with newart.city.
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