Mehr-un-Nissa, from the series
Digital Archival Print, Enhanced Matte, Printed in 2017, Edition 1/6, 20 x 30 ⅜ inches, signed in ink on front
Courtesy of the artist
Anusha Yadav was born in the United Kingdom and was brought up in India. She graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in 1997 and over several years worked as a graphic designer in India and the U.K. She is now a Mumbai-based photo artist, photo archivist, and book designer.
Yadav’s photographic practice explores concepts of portraiture, identity, and representation. She also is deeply interested in examining her own curiosity and evolving perspectives via photography and design. She is the founder of the Indian Memory Project the world’s first and most well-known online visual and narrative archive. Through contributed photographs and letters, the archives trace personal identities and histories of the Indian subcontinent to reveal a largely undocumented society. Her photographic works, investigative archival curatorial projects, and book designs have been exhibited and published in countries around the world.
Recent photographic exhibitions in India include Impersonations, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2016); Transfixed: The Beauty of Gender Fluidity, Project 88, Mumbai (2016); Photography Is Not an Opinion, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2014); Home and Away, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2013); In Tune for Fame, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi (2011); and abroad, In Tune for Fame/Growing up in India, UCLA, Mondavi Gallery, Los Angeles (2102). Yadav has been a speaker and presenter on renowned panels and is the recipient of several national and international accolades and awards. She lives and works in Mumbai.