This year to celebrate the women she met on the roads of India, famous photographer and solo traveller Saadiya Kochar collaborated with Café De Art, in Connaught Place, New Delhi, for an exhibition on women, from different states. Titled, ‘Women by Photowalli Gaadee’, the underlying theme of the exhibition, was India belongs to everyone.
In 2017, the picture taker set out more than 16,000 kms to spread the message of all inclusive fraternity. Going through different landscapes, going from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Gujarat to Calcutta, she shrouded more than 18 states in one go. Before the finish of 2017, Saadiya had secured 21 states, including Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and five association regions.
In spite of, having spent over 10 years in Kashmir, shooting and talking ladies, the picture taker thought that it was trying to persuade female subjects. 'Ladies as such are significantly more wary, than men, particularly when you are requesting that they certify to an announcement like, 'Yes! India has a place with everybody independent of their sex, their state or their religion.' At this time, regardless, it is a political proclamation to make! It's difficult to persuade a female subject to posture with a guide of India that expresses that, in a brief timeframe. However, nothing is more lovely and testing to shoot as a subject, other than the embodiment of a lady,' expresses the 38 year old picture taker who is worked broadly on the female frame.
The show is on till the 22nd of March at Café De Art, after which the picture taker will head towards the North East, to proceed with the arrangement.
About the Photographer- Saadiya Kochar is a fine art photographer, who started her career by self-publishing a book on the human form, titled ‘Being’. Post that, she started a commercial photography company in partnership and taught at the Pearl Academy of Fashion and Elite Model Management. All this did not sway her from fine art. She has been a part of many group shows and art fairs. In 2012, the photographer released a film a made with stills, called ‘Loss’ on the troubles in the Valley, She continues to work extensively in Kashmir.