Meet The Only Indian Woman To Make It To Time’s List Of Female Photographers Changing The World
Happy International Women’s Day to all you fantastic women out there, and as a gift, we have compiled some beautiful, inspirational stories for you that will encourage you to be your best.
And just in time to honour this day, Time magazine has released a list of 34 female photographers who, with their powerful work, are trying to change the world. It’s a moment of great pride for us that one of our own is on it.
Ashima Narain, photo editor of National Geographic Traveller India, has been featured on this list and she deserves every bit of this glory.
She started photography in 1996, when she went to study in England. From then on, there’s been no looking back, and she has aced her field. Whether it is a portrait, fashion, advertising, wildlife, wedding, documentary, or even photography for an NGO or social causes, she has left her mark everywhere.
Apart from giving excellent TED talks, she is also busy being a kickass mother. It might come as a surprise, but more than photography, her heart lies in making documentaries, and going by her last 2 ventures The Pink and The Last Dance, we see why.
She captures the essence of our vastly diverse country through her pictures — be it the picturesque Kumbh Mela or the shores of Benaras. Her wildlife work has garnered the attention of many NGOs, which have then collaborated with her to initiate movements to save nature.
She is a storyteller. One look at her photographs and you can imagine the scene — the characters are brought to life; it’s almost poetic. There is no an iota of doubt over Ashima’s inclusion in the prestigious Time’s list.
A recipient of innumerable awards, Ashima is the ideal person to look up to this March 8, and every other day, for that matter. Congratulations, you stellar woman, and thank you for inspiring young girls to achieve their dreams.
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