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photo by: Ozzie Hoppe

Currently based between Mumbai & Goa.
Available for photo and video assignments across Asia & Middle East.

I’m a photographer from Mumbai – the city where I grew up. My personal work focuses on stories about women, the environment and indigenous communities. I started working as a staff photojournalist at Gulf News based in the UAE in 2008, following which I moved back to India in 2012 to continue working independently. I speak Hindi, Marathi and Konkani and I’m a new student of Spanish. I was an International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) grantee in 2016. My work has been exhibited in India, United Arab Emirates, France and Indonesia.

Commissions & Publications

The Washington Post, Roads & Kingdoms, Google, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, BBC, GOOD Magazine, NewsDeeply, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller India, Roads & Kingdoms, The Caravan, Glamour USA, Bright Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Facebook, The Sunday Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, Roli Books, Morning Calm Magazine, AirBnb, etc.

Video Clients

National Geographic, AJ+, BBC, The Sound and Star TV