Based in New Delhi, India, Prarthana Modi studied photography at Central St. Martins School of Art & Design and The School of Black & White Photography, London.

She captures all her images in black & white, shoots on film only, is a creative photographer, and sells her images as limited edition, archival prints. 

The choice of black & white is because Prarthana likes to see the starkness of the situation, in the image - colours distract her from this.

She shoots by instinct; don’t dabble with different types of equipment and lenses and abhors using the flash.

She has exhibited her works in solo & group exhibitions in India as well as London, Paris, Shanghai, Amsterdam, USA & UK.

Her works can be viewed online on

Solo Exhibitions


Silencieux, by La Capitale Galerie, Paris, France


Still, by Seagull Arts at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


Still, by Seagull Arts at Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, Kolkata


The Indecisive Moment, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Joint Exhibitions


Visions of India (with Derry Moore), by Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK

Some Group Exhibitions


India Arch Dialogue, Gallery 1AQ, New Delhi


The Lair, Egg Art Studio, New Delhi


The Awesome, The Public House of Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Faith, Wonderwall, New Delhi


A Tale of Three Cities, Wonderwall, New Delhi


37 Indian Still Lifes by Tasveer, in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad

United Uttarakhand Unveiled by Wonderwall & Leap Foundation, New Delhi 

International Photography Exhibit 2013 (to benefit women’s rights in India) by The Caroline Gallery, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.


The 11thShanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition by Shanghai Photographers Association with FIAP, PSA & RPS, in Shanghai, China

ARTiculate 2012 by Pratham UK & SaffronArt, in London, U.K.


Take 2! (The Bollywood Show) 2011 by Arushi Arts, New Delhi

Faith –The Endless Journey by Wonderwall, , New Delhi

Indian Photography by AM Gallery, Brighton, UK

Memories of Another Day by Wonderwall, New Delhi


Harvest 2010 by Arushi Arts, New Delhi


Harvest 2008 by Arushi Arts, New Delhi


People for Animals, New Delhi

Assignments for Charity

  • Photo essay on National Association for the Blind, New Delhi in 2004-05
  • Calendar for 2010 for Udayan Care, New Delhi
  • Calendar for 2015 for Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, New Delhi