Vidisha Saini is a photographer. She also teaches, researches and writes. Her practice frequently draws on the unseen details of her own life. Furthermore, it encompasses still life studies and portraits, which address questions concerning identity, gender, sexuality and culture. Born into the world of digital photography, she also experiments with toy cameras, alternative processes and radical video.
She is presenting a solo show at Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai (Apr- May 2011) and is showcasing at ‘Exposure’, Format Photography Festival, UK (March- Apr 2011). Vidisha has been a regular participant at the ‘The Nigah Queer fest’- Visual Art Exhibit (2009, 2010) curated by Sunil Gupta, held in New Delhi; and has participated in several other group shows and seminars.
Recently, she received Toto Funds the Arts- Tasveer Award 2011 for the most promising talent in photography. Vidisha was also awarded the ‘Most Innovative Communication Design 2010′ by National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi), and the ‘Best Emerging Photographer 2008′ by the Fashion Design Council of India. She has been the winner of ibibo- FTv India hunt for a fashion photographer nationwide, in 2008.