Mumbai-based photographer Ketaki Sheth began taking pictures of Mumbai in the late 1980s, under the guidance of renowned photographer Raghubir Singh. Her fascination with the city of Mumbai and its teeming masses extends beyond the three P’s most other photographers seem intrigued by; namely the poverty, the population and the pollution of the city. Sheth captures the essence of the ‘Mumbaiite’; the vivacity of the people that dwell in the ‘city that never sleeps’. Her images focus on the strong undercurrent of unity that prevails over all differences in the city, may they be social, economic, religious or gender related. Rather than drawing sympathy from her viewers, Sheth encourages them to rethink the way they see in Mumbai.
Photographers, Ketaki Sheth and Sooni Taraporevala were in conversation with journalist and author Naresh Fernandes. Using the lens, both Ketaki and Sooni have done extensive ethnographic studies, Ketaki in her work on the Sidi community and Sooni with her project…MORE DETAILS