I studied law in India and completed a masters degree in international human rights law from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, USA. I’ve worked for a decade as a human rights lawyer focusing on the rights of the marginalised, and people in displacement. During this time I worked in a number of different countries including India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Last year I left the humanitarian sector to study professional photography in Paris to pursue my long standing passion for photography.
I now seek to combine social awareness with my love for photography, through a photo-documentary approach to issues. Photography is a medium to present my personal viewpoint on subjects ranging from the collective contemporary context to my daily life; social justice issues to creative personal work; or from macro international politics to everyday routine.
People are at the heart of all my photographs. While documentary on social issues allows me to present my viewpoint on issues close to my heart with a view to provoking thought; my personal work is an outlet for my more creative endeavours.
My portraits are my expression of my understanding of someone, and it is always my attempt to photograph the essence of the subject’s relationship with their context, their job, or the moment they are in.
In my personal work I document the ordinary, looking for the story hidden in the seemingly mundane.