Currently based in New York City

ABOUT

I’m an Indian 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. 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, The Guardian, Roads & Kingdoms, Bloomberg News, Al Jazeera, BBC, GOOD Magazine, NewsDeeply, Courrier International, National Geographic Traveller India, The Caravan, Glamour USA, Bright Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Facebook, The Sunday Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, Roli Books, Morning Calm Magazine, AirBnb, Apple, Google, etc.

VIDEO CLIENTS

National Geographic, AJ+, BBC and The Sound

EXHIBITIONS

  • Tisseurs D’Images Festival, Angers, France, 2018
  • Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India, 2017
  • Digital presentation titled ‘Anthropocenic Mindscapes’ at Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2017
  • Behind the Portrait Group Exhibition, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE, 2017
  • Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, India, 2016
  • Pondy Photo Fesival, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India, 2015
  • MinD (Made in Dubai) Art Festival, Dubai, UAE, 2010
  • Collaboration show ‘Skin’ by Karen Dias & Artist Fathima Mohiuddin, Portfolio Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE, 2010
  • Digital Presentation at the Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2009
  • Fundraiser group exhibition ‘Art for Gaza’ for Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE, 2009
    AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND PANELS
  • Nominee for Prix Pictet Award, 2019 (upcoming)
  • Selected Participant at National Geographic Out of Eden Walk Slow Journalism Workshop with Paul Salopek in Chennai, India, 2018
  • Speaker on Panel about Gender and Pay Gaps in Creative Industries at WeWork in Mumbai, India, 2018
  • Selected Participant at Chennai Photo Biennale Workshop in Chennai, India, 2016
  • Selected Participant at Journalists Training Workshop for Climate Change by the Himalayan Institute of Climate Adaptation Programme in Assam, India, 2014
  • Finalist in IPA (Invisible Photographer Asia) Street Photography Asia Award, 2013
  • Winner, Sense of Sight Exhibition & Competition hosted by the Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai, UAE, 2010
  • Selected Participant, Angkor Photography Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2009