I am an independent photojournalist based out of Bengaluru and Hyderabad, India.
In the summer of 2008, I quit an IT job at which I had worked for two years, and took up photography as a career. Over the next three years, I worked on commissioned projects documenting High Risk populations in HIV/AIDS interventions in southern India. Simultaneously, I pursued a Masters degree in journalism from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
This work resulted in several publications and greatly helped me understand small-town and rural India. I continue to work from these regions, with a focus on agrarian crises, issues of development and displacement, migration and urban assimilation, and the environment.
I am also the founder and curator of Galli, an online publication featuring visual storytelling from India.
Selected Commissions and Publications:
The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, GEO, Al Jazeera, Financial Times Magazine, CNN, BBC, Scientific American, Foreign Affairs, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wired, Reuters, Quartz, The Caravan, Forbes India, The Indian Quarterly, OPEN, Tehelka, The Indian Express, Fountain Ink, India Today, Mint, The Week and The Sunday Guardian.
Among the non-profits I worked with are Greenpeace India, Oxfam India, The Clinton Foundation, Teach for America, Worldvision India, HLFPPT, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Public Health Foundation of India and Wadhwani Foundation.
Corporate clients include Facebook, Apple, CFA Institute, Sanofi Aventis, Systra, Roli Books and Keolis.