Prarthana Modi is a photographer based in New Delhi, India. She studied management and systems design after which she worked in the telecommunications industry for ten years before giving it up to pursue photography.
She started her formal training in photography with foundation courses from Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, London and then went on to study at The School of Black & White Photography, London. However, she is mostly self-taught and self-motivated.
Prarthana captures all her images in black & white and shoots on film only. She is a creative photographer, and sells her images as limited edition prints. Each print is hand printed on silver gelatin archival paper with selenium toning.
She has exhibited her works in solo & group exhibitions in India as well as London, Paris, Shanghai, USA & UK.
Solo & 2 Person 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
Visions of India (with Derry Moore), by Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
Some Group Exhibitions
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 11th Shanghai 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
1) Photo essay on National Association for the Blind, New Delhi in 2004-05
2) Calendar for 2010 for Udayan Care, New Delhi
3) Calendar for 2015 for Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, New Delhi