Anusha Yadav is a Portrait Photographer, Brand Culture design consultant, and a curator of narrative, visual and theme based archives and ideas.
She graduated in Communication Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 1997. Anusha also began working as an independent photographer in 2006. With 20 years of a career in graphic design and advertising in tow, her photographic works have been published and exhibited in India, Austria, Spain, France, Germany, China, UK, Singapore, Spain, South Africa & USA.
In 2010, Anusha founded Indian Memory Project – The world’s first online visual & narrative based archive that traces a personal history of the Indian Subcontinent through images found in family and personal archives. The project has been cited as exemplary around the world, and has pioneered an alternate method in which narratives of the world are curated, told and understood.
In 2013, Anusha founded The Memory Company, a creative consultancy that works on cultural & contemporary art/ design projects, archives and exhibitions related to history and popular culture. Anusha curated the first ever international narrative and image based exhibit on historical criminal investigations from the Indian Subcontinent – ‘The Photograph is Proof’ at the Format International Photography Festival, 2015 – United Kingdom. In August of 2015, she was invited by The New Yorker, USA, to showcase Indian Memory Project on Instagram.
In inclusion to being a speaker on several esteemed panels across the world, Anusha has been awarded the ‘Honorary mention’ at the Prix Ars Electronica 2013 awards, an international award for excellence in Cyber Arts & online Media, the L’oreal Paris Femina Women Achievers’ Award 2013 and the Innovator of the Year – India Today Women’s Summit, 2014. In 2015, Anusha was listed as the top 21 photographers to follow on Instagram.
Anusha lives and works in Mumbai, India.
Photo Credit : Sameer Mangtiani