I work variously as a photographer, translator (Kannada to English), artist, a facilitator and as an independent researcher. I live and work between Mysuru and Bengaluru, India.
As a photographer I have been working within the genre of the document engaging with social movements over the past few years primarily the farmers’ movement in Karnataka and nationally.
I also freelance as a photography tutor/facilitator having taught as visiting faculty in various colleges in India. The teaching work I have enjoyed most has been with using participatory methodologies (my work with Photovoice/Panos London) primarily because subjects get to tell the stories they want to tell and for me that as a political tool is far more useful.
As a translator I have been working with the writings of Devanoora Mahadeva over the past year and these have been published in various online portals.
As a researcher the broad framework of my research revolves around image based practices. Within that I am interested in representative practices (photography, film, social media); the subject as photographer (citizen journalism, participatory methodologies), truth and representation (War photography) and intersectional analyses (through gender/caste/class/language). My research usually finds an audience in academic/conference spaces.
As an artist I have had exhibitions in India and the UK both independently and with collectives. I have also worked as a curator for an international artist residency.