Born and raised as a fourth-generation expat in Dubai, UAE and having recently moved to India—the country of her citizenship and ethnicity—in December 2020, Harsha has long been curious about narratives centred around home, identity, childhood, race and the politics of belonging. As a self-taught, emerging artist, her work focuses on exploring the many ways in which artistic interventions using non-traditional media can create and dismantle narrative structures, both political and personal.
Over the next year, through her images Harsha is reflecting on gender culture, sexuality, psychology, coloniality, animal rights and the evolving intersections between urbanization, environment and food security. She will be mentored as part of the WomenPhotograph 2022 Mentorship program during this time. In conjunction with this, she is birthing an initiative called Brown Girls Diving, to promote visibility for women from the majority world in diving, conservation and the marine sciences.
Harsha is a member of the WomenPhotograph collective. She is available for documentary, underwater, commercial and editorial commissions globally.
Currently in Mumbai, India.
Workshops + Programs:
WomenPhotograph Workshops 2022 | September, 2022
Intensive Editing Workshop | Daniella Zalcman x Natalie Keyssar | January 2022 – On Scholarship
WomenPhotograph Mentorship Program 2022 – Current Mentee
WomenPhotograph Workshops 2021 | August, 2021
The Analogue Approach Project x Photo South Asia x Murthy Nayak Foundation – Darkroom Printing Workshop | Delhi, India | August, 2021
Gulf Photo Plus x Goethe Institute Dubai x Tanya Habjouqa – Live Critique Session | Dubai, UAE | December, 2020
Gulf Photo Plus | COVID19 Artist Relief Print Sale | Dubai, UAE | 2020
2022 Community Exhibition: Loqmat 3ysh / Slice of Life – Gulf Photo Plus x National Geographic AlArabiya Magazine
‘Of Sandcastles Between Sea And Sky’ at Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad – 19 November – 19 December, 2021 – Digital
Excerpt from ‘Of Sandcastles Between Sea And Sky’ at Humble Arts Foundation x The Curated Fridge – Spring 2021 – Digital
Caravan Magazine: July 2022 | Photo Essay: The Widening Gulf
PIX, Vol 18: Passages, A Subcontinental Imaginary | Of Sandcastles Between Sea And Sky | March, 2022
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