Bhumika Bha­tia

Gritty-glam, strik­ing, and dreamy, Bhumika’s pho­tographs have an ethe­real qual­ity to them that makes them hard to for­get. No won­der her work is gar­ner­ing plenty of at­ten­tion.

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For 22-year-old con­tem­po­rary por­trait pho­tog­ra­pher Bhumika Bha­tia, the abil­ity to cap­ture her dreams in a pho­to­graph is what she finds most in­trigu­ing. As a kid, she wanted to be­come an as­tro­naut, but things didn’t quite hap­pen as per plan. “Never mind, I will go to NASA in the fu­ture and pho­to­graph the Earth from space,” she laughs. For the time be­ing, she’s con­tent with mak­ing sev­eral big splashes in the photography world. In Fe­bru­ary 2009, she had her first ex­hi­bi­tion Sublu­nary World, and later that year, she par­tic­i­pated in a fash­ion con­test and stood eighth world­wide, with her pho­tographs ex­hib­ited at Paris Fash­ion Week. Soon af­ter, her work showed at Sel­fridges, Lon­don as a part of the fash-fa­mous PEP (Jimmy Choo and the El­ton John Foun­da­tion), and a month later, she was one of the win­ners of In­dia’s first fash­ion photography com­pe­ti­tion and got a chance to work with ace snap­per Jatin Kam­pani. And we haven’t even got to the bits about The Non­sense So­ci­ety fea­tur­ing her in their Top 10 Young Pho­tographs list, or the fact that she was on the front page of the Vogue Italia (“Twice!”). “It’s been ex­cit­ing,” she ad­mits, “but it was tough.” “I try to cap­ture youth, in­no­cence, and dark de­sires through my pho­tographs, and when I started out, I was crit­i­cised for be­ing dif­fer­ent,” she says. “But, that didn’t stop me. I stuck to what I be­lieved in and here I am, de­ter­mined to show my art to the world.”

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