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, land rights and the environment.
I was also the founder and editor of Galli, an online publication featuring visual storytelling from India.
Selected 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 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.