%Harsha Vadlamani Photojournalist, Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker in India%

Available for assignments across South Asia.

Mobile: +91-8019529496

I am an independent photojournalist and filmmaker based out of Hyderabad and Bangalore in India. My work explores the many inequalities that influence migration, health and the environment, with a particular focus on rural and indigenous communities across the country.

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 member of Diversify Photo, The Everyday Projects, Frontline Freelance Register, Video Consortium and South Asian Journalists Association. I speak fluent English, Hindi, Telugu and can get by in Kannada, Tamil, Marathi and Bengali.


Editorial Commissions and Publications:

National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Monocle, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, GEO, 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 others.


NGO, Non-Profit Clients:

UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO, Greenpeace, Oxfam, The Clinton Foundation, Teach for America, HCL Foundation, Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Worldvision India, HLFPPT, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Public Health Foundation of India, Project Management Institute and Wadhwani Foundation.


Commercial, Corporate and Agency Clients:

Facebook, Apple, YouTube, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Lowe Lintas, Airbnb, CFA Institute, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Primark, Sanofi Aventis, Systra and Keolis.


Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Exhibitions:

2022: Amnesty International UK Media Award for Photojournalism / Winner

2022:  Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography / Nominee

2022:  Mumbai Press Club, Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism / Shortlisted

2022: Chennai Photo Biennale, Communities of Choice / Shortlisted

2022: Oxford Climate Journalism Network / Fellow

2022: Asian Press Photo / Winner, Contemporary Issues

2022: News Photo Awards / Shortlisted, Healthcare Category

2022: Chennai Photo Biennale Awards / Winner, News and Current Affairs: Single Image

2022: Chennai Photo Biennale Awards / Shortlisted, News and Current Affairs: Photo Story

2021: National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists / Grantee

2021: Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India / Artist Talk

2021: Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Nominee

2021: Victoria and Albert Museum, London / Turbinebagh

2020: World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program / Nominee

2020: UNSUNG-Srishti Digilife Grant / Nominee

2020: International Center of Photography, New York / #ICPConcerned

2020: Verzasca Foto Festival, Switzerland / Shortlisted and Digital Projection

2020: Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India

2020: Photometria Festival, Greece

2020: Round Lemon and Leeds City Museum / Protest for Progress

2018: Indian Photo Festival / Digital Projection

2016: Worldvision India / Ek Nazar

2016: Imagely Fund / Honourable Mention