I launched my professional career in 1986. My work has appeared in many publications such as Swagat, Desh, Discover India, Frontline, Insight Guide, Indian Express, Inner Eye, Namaste, Sananda, Signature, Sportstar, Times of India etc., in India ; the BBC Bulletin, The Cricketer and the India Weekly Journal in London ; in ‘Close Up’ sports magazine in Australia and in tourist guide titled ‘Indien’ in Germany. Her photographs appear on the cover pages of ‘A Ticket to Minto’, a work by the American novelist S.H. Fracis, and ‘Vinegar Sunday’, a work by Kankana Basu. Other publications that feature my work extensively are Mrs Padma Narasimhan’s ‘Swami Dayanada Saraswati’ and in ‘The Tollygunj Club since 1895’ by Dr Amita Das and Pradip Das.
I taught Photography at The School, KFI, Chennai, during 1986 -1989. In 1990 . Completed a four year Certificate and Diploma Course in Applied Art and Design Studies at the London Guildhall University. Was awarded the Art Prize by the Owen Rowley Art Foundation in London in 1993 and was among the prize winners in ‘Our Big City’ competition organized jointly by the Evening Standard Newspaper Group and Carlton TV in London in October 1993. In 1994 .I was nominated for the Leopold Godowsky Jr. colour photography Awards of the Photographic Resource Centre, Boston. The Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi, awarded me their “Achievement Award” for outstanding contribution to Photography in January 2007.
BLINK, a Phaidon Press, London, publication, featured me in 2002 among ‘100 contemporary Photographers of the world’. Conducted Workshops on Colour Photography at Dhaka and Sylhet at the invitation of Drik, Bangladesh in 2003 and in 2006, I visited China at the invitation of the Peoples’ Republic of China to participate in a photo event titled “Xinjiang in the eyes of Chinese and Foreign photographers”.
I have held Solo exhibitions at : Cottons Centre London 1991&1992, St.Giles Church Oxford 1993, Sakshi Gallery Bangalore 1994, Y.B.Chavan Art Gallery Mumbai 1995, B.C.D. Gallery-Mumbai 1995, Sakshi Gallery Chennai 1995, Birla Academy Art Gallery Kolkata 1995, Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai 1995, The Piramal Gallery Mumbai 1996, Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi 1997, IIC Gallery New Delhi 1998, Lalit Kala Akademi Chennai 1999, Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai 1999, La galerie de l’Alliance Française de Dhaka – Bangladesh 2000, Birla Academy Art Gallery Kolkata 2001, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata, Gallerie Zen Bangalore 2002, Nandan Gallery Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan 2002, Academy of Fine arts Kolkata 2004, Gorky Sadan- Kolkata 2004, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata 2006, IIC Gallery New Delhi 2006, Apparao Infinity Gallery New Delhi 2007, Akar Prakar Gallery Kolkata 2007, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata 2007, Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai in 2008, Nandan Gallery Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan 2008 and Academy of Fine Art-Kolkata 2008.
Apart from several Group Shows in London during 1991/1993, I took part in “Women ’96”, an Art Front Group show at the Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai, Group exhibitions at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai 1997, Y.B. Chavan Art Gallery Mumbai 1998, Academy of Fine Arts Calcutta 2001, Guildhall University London 2001, Cancer Foundation exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 2005,‘Kolkata Festival’ of Times of India at Town Hall Kolkata 2006, AVM Photography Award 2006 at the AIFACS, New Delhi, exhibitions organized by the Chinese Embassy at the Birla Academy Art Gallery, Kolkata and at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi in 2007, and in Beijing in March 2007 at the “The Four Seasons in Xinjiang Photo Exhibition” organised by The Chinese Photographic Association.
My work has been acquired by many Institutional collectors such as : Alliance Française de Dhaka, Archives of Centre For Photography As An Art Form at NCPA Mumbai, Archives of Metropolitan University London, India International Centre, New Delhi, JBNSTS, Kolkata and by Corporate bodies such as ABN Amro Bank Mumbai, Alliance Capital Inc, New York, Apcon Ltd Chennai, Carborandum Universal, Chennai, Delhi Development Authority, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, ICI Ltd Mumbai, ICICI Bank, Indian Oil Corp, Kolkata, Office of the C & A.G New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi, Quality Audit & Services, Kolkata, Standard Chartered Bank Mumbai, and Wooltop Weaves Pte Ltd., Chennai.
My work is presently on display at www.malaphotogallery.com