Pakistan Photo Festival Fellowship

2021 Mentor

Bharat Choudhary

independent Photographer

Bharat Choudhary is an independent photographer and filmmaker based in London, UK. He grew up in Nigeria and later moved to India where he studied Forestry Management. He worked with CARE International for five years before moving to photography. As a photographer, he was mentored by Raghu Rai (Magnum Photos) at the Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts in New Delhi. He received the Ford Foundation International Fellowship to study at the University of Missouri, USA, from where he graduated with an MA in Photojournalism. Since 2011, he has been documenting issues of Islamophobia and the racialization of Muslim communities in America, England and France. Bharat has been a recipient of the 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, among others. He is currently editing his first short film.