Deepti Asthana is an independent documentary photographer based in India. Her work focuses on gender issues. Under her umbrella project 'Women of India', she has worked on several important issues highlighting the plight of farmer widows in Maharasthra, abandoned fisher women in Tamilnadu and women forest guards in Rajasthan.
In 2017, she received a grant from Serendipity Arts foundation, her project 'Living on the edge' was exhibited along with five other women photographers. Selected among three artists from India by Focas; she received a grant to produce work on teenagers in a small village of Uttrakhand, which was a traveling exhibition in India and Scotland. In 2018, she received a grant from Sahapedia to create work on the 'Divided families of India-Pakistan partition'.
Deepti was selected for women mentorship program by 'Women Photograph' and was also nominated for Joop Swart Master Class and World Press Photo 6*6 talent. In 2019, she received The Alexandra Boulat Grant by VII Photo agency. For her first video documentary, Deepti won a Gold award in CPOY.Deepti would be attending Angkor Workshop and Photo festival's 15th edition in November, 2019.
Her work has been published in National Geographic Magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, Daily Post, Huffington Post, First Post, The Diplomat, Feature Shoot, Hindu Business Line, The Hindu, Better Photography, The Quint, Scroll, The Quartz, etc.
Solo and Group Exhibitions-
Solo exhibition 'Women of India' Utsav Maa festival Jodhpur, India, 2019
The American University, Cairo- The Queen, 2019
Women of India, Solo exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, 2019
Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad- Pyre and poverty, 2018
An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway , Scotland- Tale of two girls, 2018
National Institue of design, Hyderabad- Tale of two girls, 2018
Eyes on Street, Wilson, North Carolina, 2018
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa- Living on the edge, 2017
Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communications, Delhi - Living on the edge, 2017
An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis - Living on the edge, 2017
Pondicherry Photo Festival, Pondicherry - Living on the edge, 2017
Just Another Photo Festival, Kolkata - Living on the edge, 2017
Green Matheran Festival - Pyre and poverty, 2017
Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala, 2016
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