Anita Khemka

Anita Khemka (b. 1972) is an English Literature graduate and began photographing in 1996. Her oeuvre has largely been defined by social documentary work — people living with HIV, the mentally challenged, sexual minorities and her career documenting social issues for the United Nations spanned over fifteen years. Her work dealing with alternate sexuality was been made into a German film, Between the Lines – India’s Third Gender (2005).
Solo exhibitions include Naga Sadhus at The Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam (1999), People Living With HIV at the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona and at the launch of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi (2002), Laxmi at The Netherlands Transgender Film Festival, Amsterdam (2007). Group exhibitions include Watching Me, Watching India: Contemporary photography from India at the Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt (2006), Photoquai Biennale at the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris (2007), Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009), Samtidigt – presenting 15 artists with roots in India and Pakistan at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2010), Posing – Types and Stereotypes in Indian Portrait Photography at KONTOR Projects, Copenhagen (2011), Concurrent India at the Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki (2011).