I am an independent photojournalist based out of Bengaluru and Hyderabad. My work focuses on rural distress, migration, health and the environment across India.
In the summer of 2008, I quit an IT job to work on commissioned projects photographing communities in HIV/AIDS interventions in southern India. Over the next three years, this work resulted in several publications and more importantly, greatly helped me understand rural India and continues to influence my current work. I had during this time also worked towards a master’s degree in journalism from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
I also founded and edited Galli, an online publication that featured visual storytelling from India between 2011 and 2015.
I am a recent recipient of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists grant from the National Geographic Society.
Commissions and Publications:
National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, GEO, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Financial Times Magazine, Rest of World, CNN, BBC, Scientific American, Foreign Affairs, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Nature, Wired, Reuters, Quartz, The Caravan, Vogue India, Forbes India, The Indian Quarterly, OPEN, Tehelka and The Indian Express.
Among the non-profits I have 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.
Available for assignments across South Asia.