Kaamna is a visual artist currently based in Mumbai, India. She has photographed extensively for clients & publications internationally, and her work has been exhibited as part of solo & group shows in France & India since 2009.
Born in Mumbai, India, Kaamna studied English Literature in her home city before pursuing a career in photography. In 2010, she received a scholarship to study photography at Parsons The New School of Design Paris, now Paris College of Art, for whom she is currently the ambassador in Asia.
Kaamna has worked in association with collaborators such as Maria Inc. in Paris, The Bind Collective, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Gallerie EOF in Paris, Atelier Boba in Paris, Janvier in Paris, The National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, the Jitendra Arya Foundation, Ekla Productions in Paris, Jed Root Europe, Whipping Post Productions in Mumbai, Robert Koch gallery San Francisco at the Paris Photo fair, Big Sky studios in London, Daylight studios in Paris, Brunswick Group India, Leo Burnett India, Le Mill in Mumbai, to name a few. In addition, she has contributed to and has been featured in publications worldwide, including Art India, Elle Norway, Elle India, Vogue India, L’Officiel India, Motherland Magazine, Rough Guides UK, Condé Nast Traveler, the Indian Express, Mid-Day Mumbai, The Hindu, Homegrown, Grazia India, GQ India, Mumbai Mirror, Absolute India, Impressions de Alliance Française de Bombay.
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Awards
PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Honourable mention
Kolga Tbilisi 2012, Shorlisted participant 
IPA awards 2012, Honourable mention 

Exhibitions
2017 Thalassanté , Marseilles (Group) 
2016 Project 88, Mumbai(Solo) 
2015 Les Rencontres photographiques du 10e, Paris (Group) 
2015 Impressions Photobook Fair, Bradford (Group) 
2015 Muse Gallery with the Bind Collective, Focus Festival, Mumbai (Group)
2014 Red, Blue & Yellow, Mumbai (Solo) 
2014 Espace Barrell, Paris (Group) 
2013 The Art Loft, Mumbai (Solo) 
2013 Galerie Eof, Paris (Group) 
2013 Paris College of Art (Group) 
2009 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Group)

Presentations 
2015 Open Show, Focus Festival, Mumbai 
2015 Just Another Photo Festival, Delhi  

Publications
2013 Preludes, self-published
2014 Apparitions, self-published

Statement
I am influenced by ancient Indian philosophies, particularly by concepts of time as cyclical and perception as illusion, and how this lens animates the whimsical, inexplicable, yet inevitable human experience. 
 Photography is how I participate in this circus – treating images as visual aphorisms to document thought & observation; developing & cataloging insights gained through experience, experimentation and musings. Multilingual in my approach & working with multiple techniques - analog, digital, archives, serigraphs, mobile phone cameras, screen captures - I believe the process and the narrative find each other, I simply make the connection. 
 The past and future always lurk in the present, and the camera has the power to tap into the fleeting bursts where all three manifest at the same time, revealing an alternative reality, a truth about our tenancy here in spacetime. 
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 ‘Till human voices wake us, and we drown’