Based at New Delhi, India, Prarthana Modi studied photography at Central St. Martins School of Art & Design and The School of Black & White Photography, London.
A creative photographer, she captures all her images in black & white - both conventional silver halide film & digital; her images are sold 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.
Prarthana prints her work on various materials; apart from the archival paper prints she also uses canvas & oftentimes her works are displayed in a unique 3D format.
She shoots by instinct; doesn’t dabble with different types of equipment and lenses.
Having exhibited her works in solo & group exhibitions in India as well as London, Paris, Shanghai, Amsterdam, USA & UK, she received an Award for Film/Analog Landscape Photography and Honorable Mentions for Film/Analog Fine Art & Wildlife Photography by IPA, International Photography Awards, as also Honorable Mentions for Landscape, Architecture, People, Nature & Wildlife, Travel and Street Photography by Paris Photo, MonoVisions Photography Awards and Budapest International Foto Awards.
Her works can be viewed online on
Silent Shades of Grey, by Art Junction, New Delhi
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
Visions of India (with Derry Moore), by Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
Some Group Exhibitions
Art Exhibit, The India Story, Kolkata
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
Honorable Mention for Landscape Photography by Paris Photo
Honorable Mention for Landscape Photography by MonoVisions Photography Awards
Award for Film/Analog Landscape Photography by International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention for Film/Analog Fine Art Photography by International Photography Awards
Honorable Mentions by Budapest International Foto Awards for Architecture-Interiors & People-Life Style
Honorable Mentions by MonoVisions Photography Awards for Architecture, People, Nature & Wildlife, Street Photography and Travel Photography
Honorable Mention for Wildlife Photography by International Photography Awards
Assignments for Charity