About Me

I am a street and documentary-style photographer from Ahmedabad with a focus on cultures, traditions, rituals, and the daily life in the constantly changing world around me.

Parvez Shaikh - Street and documentary-style photographer from Ahmedabad, India

I have worked as an IT specialist before abruptly bringing my career to an end in 2015. My journey in photography started in 2016 as I travelled around Asia, and I soon developed an attachment with street and documentary-style work. My work is born out of the value of documentation, combined with the urge of personal expression – what I see, how I feel, what do I want to say and what does the world try to tell me?

An emotional and humane approach is at the centre of what I do – whether I am walking in the streets or working on a documentary-style project. Building trust and relations is part of my working style and I see it as a great privilege to be able to observe, photograph, and participate in fragments of someone’s life.

A ’lifelong student’ and keen observer, I believe that a good photograph is about what’s in front of the camera, behind the camera, but never the camera. I am often found in the streets capturing the fleeing moments, sharing cups of tea with strangers, and learning a thing or two about life.

My first solo exhibition titled GOSAIKUNDA opened in August 2022 during Wolrd Photography Week at L&P Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad, India. In November-December 2023, my project Street Musings: Weave Your Own Stories was a part of Abhivyakti City Arts Project – V.

I am available for commissioned projects, assignments, collaborations, discussions about photography, photo walks, and workshops.

Select photographs are now available as limited edition fine art prints on my print store.


Email: contact[@]parvezish[.]com | Phone: +91 0 9099 810 817 (Remove brackets and spaces)

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