Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA),in Applied Art, College of Art New Delhi (l993)
All India Award from Alliance Francaise de Delhi in the All India Photo Competition
on the theme Tradition and Modernity in India(l993)
Scholarship Award from All India Fine Art & Craft Society(l997) for Photography.
Honorable Mention in the All India Art Exhibition, by AVANTIKA(A Group of Indian Contemporary Artists) l998 for Photography
All India Award from All India Fine Art & Craft Society (l999) for Photography
Fellowships: Japan Foundation Fellowship for photography 2001-2002
Upcoming Solo Shows: Gallery Rohtas 2, Lahore,Pakistan, November 2006
Group Exhibitions (Photography) :
Yuva Mahotsava by Sahitya Kala Parishad (1991-1992-1993), New Delhi.
Gallery Romain Rolland ,Alliance Francaise de Delhi & Alliance Francaise all over India, Show also traveled to France (1993)
National Exhibition by All India Fine Art & Craft Society(1997&1999)
National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Akademy (1997 & 2004),
New Delhi.National Exhibition by AVANTIKA (A Group of Indian Contemporary Artists) 1998,New Delhi.
Their Story (Delhi from the Eye of an Artist) by Gallery Freedom (l999) New Delhi
999 (A Group Show) by Gallery Vis-à-vis (1999) New Delhi
Confluence 99 by Gallery Vis-à-vis (l999) New Delhi
Vis-à-vis Radisson Gallery (Hotel Radisson) 1999,New Delhi.
Orissa Forum (In Aid of Orissa Cyclone Relief) at Rabindra Bhavan Galleries (Lalit Kala Akademy) 1999, New Delhi.
999 a group show at gallery Art Inc/Vis-à-vis, New Delhi (May 2000)
Millennial Visions, a group show at gallery Arushi Arts, curated by renowned art critic Mr.Suneet Chopra, New Delhi(Feb 2001)
A Visual Duet(Two Perspectives of India)- A two person show with Japanese Photographer Mikiko Shibahara at Lalit Kala Akademi, organized by Japan Foundation(April 2001)
999 a group show at gallery Vis-à-vis, New Delhi (May 2001)
SIXTHAUGUST, (open space, A VISUAL DIALOGUE) Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Sculptures in remembrance of the Hiroshima atom bomb victims at the Garhi Artists Village gallery, New Delhi, August 2002Gangcey a group exhibition of young Indian contemporary artists at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka(July 2003)
TOUCH – An exhibition of Art against Violence Against Women in collaboration with UNIFEM, South Asia, at Visual art Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi- February2004POLKA ONE, by Gallery Polka, New Delhi- November 2005
National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Akademy 2006, Mumbai
“Call of the wild” a group show of various photographers at the Palm Court gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi organized by India Habitat Center & World Wildlife Fund July 2006
Slide show at Garhi Artists Village during the SIXTHAUGUST exhibition, August 2002
Slide show of work done in Japan to the Photographers Guild of India members at India International Center in August 2002
Slide presentation at the Institute of Art & Aesthetics, Colombo, Sri Lanka-July 2003
Presently working in New Delhi as a Freelance Photographer. Photographed for various clientele including Advertising agencies, Corporate Industry, Magazine’s(ELLE,ELLE DÉCOR, L”OFFICELLE, Design & Interiors etc) , UNICEF, Penguin Books & Oxford University Press etc.
Works in Private Collections in India, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, USA, New Zealand high commission, Max New York Life Hospitals & Japan Foundation in New Delhi
Visiting faculty (Photography) with Enterprise Foundation, New Delhi, 1999-2001
External Jury at the Pearl Academy , New Delhi
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I am a photographer who grew up in a family of artists.
Initially like all young street photographers I started taking pictures of people & places. This was the influence of photo journalism through books & magazines.
the project ‘beyond reflections’ on which I am working presently is a surreal and graphic depiction of the urban world that I have been photographing. I like my photographs to be surreal along with having a graphic quality.
I have been working my pictures from the old city of Delhi. Old Delhi is one of the examples of urbanization and commercialization of a traditional city. This part of the city being the busiest & always crowded, still has some quite corners decaying from its historical past.
There are doors, windows, gates, walls, shutters and even the animals from where I create my images. My work is a pictorial journey. I am capturing images & rearranging them according to my creative sensibilities and understanding of the world around me to form each work.
I am broadening my journey of photography into a more experimental base. I am composing one or more images as each work. I am creating an abstraction out of reality. A reality which transforms into a surreal interpretation.
My work becomes a reconstruction from the images that I photograph. Here I repeat or compose one or more images to construct every work. I create work that is thought provoking & visually stimulating. I look for images that normally don’t meet the normal eye and are overlooked by the common eye.
Textures, Colors & abstract forms that are a result of man made structures as well as its decay with time finds me such subjects to work on & reinterpret them with a new visual identity.