Maneesh Agnihotri Contact
- Operating on a bigger canvas that ranges from snow-clad mountain peaks to the restless waves of the sea, capturing the agony of poverty to the glitz and glamour, the gun-wielding mafia to terror-stricken voters. In nutshell my work encompasses subjects that include religion to fashion, crime to politics spread over vast areas along the banks of Ganga, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi.
, I feel privileged to work for INDIA TODAY, Asia’s leading newsmagazine, since 1998. The INDIA TODAY assignments include UP, Uttaranchal, Assam and Orissa. In Assam I travelled extensively during the Assembly elections and in Orissa I captured the changing face of Kalahandi, once synonymous with extreme poverty and exchange of babies with bread. If I climbed the tops of Trishul peaks of the Himalayas I captured the ancient Tehri town slowly but painfully meeting its watery grave. I combed the Chambal chasing and shooting the dacoits and their beautifully rustic-looking concubines while I framed the bubbling & bursting beauties and floating butter-flies on the ramps in Lucknow. I freezed the past and the present in my camera: the decaying of the city of Nawabs and rise of a trendy city there. The work goes on with the help of best of equipment that I possess.
In between I worked with HINDUSTAN TIMES [1997-1999], did assignments for TIME newsmagazine and contributed to BBC Online news magazine.
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