With the camera as her conduit, Ashima believes in art as a means to social activism and reform. Her work is rooted in documentary practice with a keen focus on issues of gender equality, race, and social justice. Like If Hands Could Speak, which deals with domestic violence in the South Asian community in the Bay Area and Home Street Home which explores the issue around homelessness in London.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Ashima currently lives in San Francisco, California. She works in digital and analog methods including medium, and 4x5 large format.

Having collaborated with several nonprofits and organizations over the years, like The Commonwealth Foundation, West Valley Community, and Maitri, where she has also served as their Creative Consultant. Her work has been featured in various publications around the world including SFChronicle, Forbes, The Telegraph, The Times of India. Ashima Yadava is a Director's Fellow at the International Center of Photography, New York.

Email: info@ashimayadava.com

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