I am an independent documentary and editorial photographer based out of Hyderabad, India.
Though an engineer by education, I chose to pursue a career in photography after a two-year stint at an Indian IT major. The next three and half years I worked on several commissioned projects documenting the lives and issues of High Risk populations in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I have parallelly worked towards a Master’s degree in Journalism from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
My work has been commissioned and published in Financial Times, BBC World News,Forbes India, Mint,The Indian Express, Tehelka, The Caravan, OPEN Magazine, Fountain Ink, The Week, Femina, The Times of India, Business Today, DNA, The Sunday Guardian and Deccan Herald.
Non-profit clients include Greenpeace, Oxfam, UNICEF, Clinton Foundation, HLFPPT, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, Public Health Foundation of India and Wadhwani Foundation.
In April 2012, I was selected for a mentorship program by Lucie Foundation, USA.
I am also the founder and curator of Galli Magazine (http://galli.in), an online space showcasing visual storytelling from India.