January 16, 2012
Photographic Career: Had attended the photojournalism workshop carried out by eminent photographer Raghu Rai. Had participated in thirteen days workshop of National Geographic photographer Steve Mccurry. Worked in Reuters International news agency for 5 years. She worked as a staff photographer in Gulf News, Dubai. Presently is working for International News Agency Associated Press (AP). My pictures have appeared in national and international vernacular dailies and magazines including Time, Washington Post, National Geographic web page, Newsweek, Herald Tribune, Sipa Press, Private magazines and others.
Awards and Achievements:
Nomination award in HPA (Humanity Photo Award) in China in the year 2011.
Merit Prize in YIPPA (Yonhap International Press Photo Awards in support of the UN Millennium Development Goals) in New York, USA in the year 2011.
Bronze Medal in 2nd International Competition of Female Photographer in Ukraine in the year 2011.
Accepted in Emirates Photography Contest 2011.
First prize in Julia Margaret Women Photography Contest of World Gala Photography Award (WPGA) in United Kingdom, in the year 2011.
Second prize in Julia Margaret Women Photography Contest of World Gala Photography award (WPGA) in United Kingdom, in the year 2011.
Selected as one of the winner of India Future of Change contest supported by Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in the year 2011.
Special mention of the Jurors in Beauty Around Us contest in 2011.
Semi Finalist in Hasselblad contest, 2011.
First Prize in National Press Photo Contest 2011.
2 Honorable Mention in National Press Photo Contest 2011.
First prize in World Gala Photography award 2010.
Runner Up in World Gala Photography award 2010.
Judging Committee Award in Emirates Photography Contest 2010.
First Prize in Global Steel 2010 award.
Awarded a fellowship by National Foundation for India in the year 2009-2010.
Received “Honorable Mention” for the 2006 program of National Geography in 2006
Won Third prize in World Press Photo contest in the year 2006.
Awarded a fellowship by National Foundation for India in the year 2004-2005.
Second prize in Nikon sponsored photo contest in 2003.
Selected picture for book, the best of Reuters photography “The Art of Seeing 2”.
Selected as one of the cover picture for Reuters 150 years Magazine.
Awarded in contest “Yuva Hindustani” on the eve of 50 years celebration of India’s Independence, organized by the Flag Foundation of India and selected that picture for book, “Tiranga : A Celebration of The Indian Flag”.
My photographs selected as “picture of the week” of Time magazine’s online and several photographs selected as “Reuters’ picture of the year”.
South Asia's largest selling magazine "Better Photography" has selected me as one of the best woman photojournalist in India and they have published her work and interview in their cover story of August, 2005.
Workshop: does several workshops in all over India on photojournalism.
Jury: Selected as one of the juror in national and international photo contests.
Exhibitions: has done several solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad.