Bharat Choudhary

Bharat Choudhary is an independent photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland. He grew up in Nigeria and later moved to India where he studied at the Indian Institute of Forestry Management. He worked with CARE International in India for five years before moving to photography. He was mentored by Raghu Rai (Magnum Photos) and Nitin Rai at the Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts in New Delhi. He further studied at the University of Missouri, USA, from where he graduated with a MA in Journalism. Since 2011, he has been documenting issues of cultural imperialism, Islamophobia and the racialization of Muslim communities in America, England and France. Bharat has been a recipient of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship, Alexia Foundation Professional Grant and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. He has thrice been a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Grant. He has also been a finalist for the Aftermath Grant and the Philip Jones Griffiths Award. He was a jury member for the 9th China International Press Photo Competition. His work has been published in TIME, NY Times, Le Monde, International Herald Tribune, The National, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, La Repubblica, Philosophie, and the Sunday Times Magazine, including others. His photographic projects have been exhibited at several spaces including Getty Images Gallery, London; Dali International Photography Exhibition, China; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Delhi Photo Festival; Open Society Institute/Moving Walls, New York; Obscura Festival, Malaysia; LOOK3 Festival, Virginia, USA; LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany and The Gallery, British Council, New Delhi.