Journalism & Visual Studies, MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia
Bachelor of Arts, Delhi University
About Mukul Bhatia
Mukul Bhatia is an internationally published and exhibited photographer whose work lies in between documentary and fine art. Born of a migrant mother from Pakistan, Bhatia is the youngest of 7 children, born in 1989, just before India globalized itself. Bhatia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University, and further studied Photo Journalism and Visual Studies at the Mass Communication Research Centre at the Jamia Milia Islamia.
In 2014 he received the Matter Singapore’s Art Grant, which enabled him to travel to over 20 countries with the premise of documenting a visual anthropology of Modern Nomad; the outcome of this project supplied the material for his first book, due to be released in 2016.
His practice is centered on people focused on celebrating, exposing and providing alternative narratives aside from mainstream ideas about certain spaces and subgroups within society. His oeuvre includes works based on Transsexual communities living in Pune, portraits of orphaned children from war torn Kashmir, an anthropological essay on modern nomads globally and most recently has been focused on researching and exploring the circumstances and livelihoods of the contemporary Hmong community across Asia. He lives between Delhi and Goa.