The August edition of GQ India and their feature story on gender fluidity profiled Durga Gawde and Xen in the larger context of Bangalore’s diverse queer community.
Oliver’s portrait was my first paid job in photography. I was still at photography school in Turners Falls, Massachusetts when I made this image. It holds a special place for me in my work.
The image of this young boy was taken at the banks of the River Ganga in Varanasi. I was out on a photowalk, early on a foggy morning. I had been walking upwards of an hour when I encountered this boy walking down the steps of the bank to the river. He was collecting water from the river to take to the temple, he was one of the young boys working there as the priest’s apprentice. He had a dignified aura and his gait suggested grace far surpassing his years. Taking his picture was a gentle and wordless interaction, at the end of it we smiled at each other and parted as strangers.
Illustrator Sheena Deviah for a story on The Soup magazine.
Bindu and Kanakadurga
Bindu A and K Kanakadurga became the first women to officially enter the Sabarimala shrine after the Supreme Court Verdict in September, overturning the long-standing ban on women of “mensturating age” entering the temple. After their incredibly courageous act, they were forced to go into hiding to escape the ire of right- wing extremist groups . I made this portrait of the fearless duo for Time magazine