Bio 

My aim with photography is to question what it means to be a photographer in the digital age while simultaneously playing the role of observer and commentator on critical issues. I pursue narratives on seemingly disparate topics- forced migration, surveillance in the digital panopticon, disappearing islands, nocturnal realms and psychosomatic stress of captive animals to name a few. Although every narrative I explore is separate and different from the next, together they form threads of inquiry into the existential dilemmas of our times. 

By incorporating and developing diverse visual languages and styles, I want to push the boundaries of both still and moving images. I was on my way to a doctorate in theoretical sciences before I decided to change course. Apart from working on my own visual projects, I enjoy curating the works of others, and have been associated with the Kochi Biennale and OBSCURA Festival of Photography in this role.


Publications and Work

Long-term personal projects published in TIME, National Geographic, NEWSWEEK, Courrier International, BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Financial Times Magazine, Liberation, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Internazionale, Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harper's Magazine, Vrij Nederland, Udvikling Magazine, Jyllands Posten, Mailman Kuvalehti, Le Journal de la Photographie, Marie Claire.

Featured on BJP, WIRED, SLATE, MATTER, GUP, NEON, HOTSHOE, COLORS, HUNGER TV, NATT og DAG and Feature Shoot. 

Worked for FABRICA, the italian research-communication wing of BENETTON, covering the Indian Elections, 2014 for two months. Featured in leading international publications in America and Europe.


Exhibitions & Projections

Mannequin screened at Voies Off Arles, 2017.

PIK-NIK at COSMOS Arles PDF Award 2017.

PIK-NIK at Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2017.

PIK-NIK at Esplanade, Singapore, 2017

PIK-NIK at Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, 2017.

PIK-NIK screened at Chobimela, Dhaka 2017.

SNAKEFIRE shown at OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Malaysia, 2016.

Gangetic Interludes shown at PONDY ART, Pondicherry, 2016. 

Gangetic Interludes screened at VOIES OFF, Arles. 2015. 

CROSSINGS shown at Angkor Photo Festival. 2014.

CROSSINGS exhibited at Mindpirates Vereinsheim, Berlin. 2014.

CROSSINGS exhibited at OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Malaysia.2014.

Paris: La Vie des Autres shown at the Angkor Photo Festival, 2013.

The River shown at the Delhi Photo Festival, 2013.

CYBERSEX and The River shown at OBSCURA, Malaysia. 2013.

Solo exhibition Realms Nocturna at the Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata. 2012.


Curatorial Initiatives

TRUTH IMAGINARIUMS, exhibition curation for OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Malaysia. 2015.

Curator at the Students' Biennale, KOCHI BIENNALE 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY is PERSONAL at the OBSCURA, Malaysia. 2014.

TRANSCONTINENT for the OBSCURA, Mayalsia. 2013.

EKLEKTIKOS, an exhibition of contemporary Indian photography at Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata.2012.


Awards

Winner of Prix Voies Off at Voies Off, Arles 2017.

3rd Place Winner of GOMMA Grant, 2017.

Nominated for Prix Pictet, 2016.

Won American Photo, 2014.

Award of Excellence for Of Colour, Sleep and Dreams at the POYI Awards, 2014.

Cybersex shortlisted in the People category of the Sony World Photography Awards, 2014.


Education

Photojournalism at the Danish School of Journalism, Aarhus. 2013.

Masters in Pure Mathematics from Université de Paris VII, Denis Diderot. 2011.

Masters in Theoretical Physics and Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. 2010.


Scholarships

Danish Government Scholarship to study Photojournalism at the Danish School of Journalism, Aarhus. 2013.

French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship to study at Ecole Polytechnique. 2007-2011.

Indian Government KVPY scholarship to study at Presidency University. 2004-2007.