Photojournalism is a documentation of life. In life, the issues we deal with every day affect us heavily. I absorb this feeling and want to focus on becoming a better human first, and then on spreading the knowledge that I have gained. My quest in life is to explore this world, to document people’s experiences and to understand their existence in relation to the social structures that surround them – at the same time understanding myself more clearly.
I was born in Mumbai, India and moved to the United States in my 20s, when I decided to pursue a career in photojournalism. Since that time I have worked for several large daily newspapers and as a professional freelancer. As an immigrant myself I am very interested in the story of migration – which is often told from the point of view of law enforcement officers, politicians and activists advocating for or against border security measures. I have tried to bring a level of humanity that is often missing in modern media coverage.