Nandita Raman (b. Varanasi, India) works with a range of mediums including photography, video, drawing and language. Her work has most notably been exhibited at George Eastman Museum, Museum of Moving Images, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University and Columbia University. She curated the group exhibition “I need my memories. They are my documents” at SepiaEYE, NY and Riktata [emptiness] at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi.

She is a recipient of Alkazi Foundation’s Documentary Photography Grant and was 2017 Workspace Resident at Baxter St Camera Club of New York.

Nandita is a graduate of the Bard College-International Center of Photography's MFA program and teaches photography at SUNY Purchase College.


(Solo and Two Person)
Cinema Play House, Museum of Moving Images, NY, 2018-19 Do Not Forget Me, SepiaEYE, NY, 2018 Body Is A Situation, Baxter st CCNY, NY 2018
Cinema Play House, George Eastman Museum, 2017-18
Lab Experiments in ICP: No Call Number, Library of ICP, New York 2015
When Mountains Rise And Fall Like Waves, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY 2015
A Different Order, Franz Josephs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria 2014
Remembering Absent Meaning, MFA Studios ICP-Bard, New York 2012
Cinema Play House, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN 2011
Cinema Play House, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, NC 2010

(Group)  Diversidad Sexual, Arroyo de la Plata Gallery, Mexico, 2018 Face Off, SepiaEYE Gallery, NY, 2017                                                                                                               
Bounce, SepiaEYE Gallery, NY, 2017
Part Narratives, curator Gayatri Sinha, Bikaner House, Delhi 2017
In each hand I keep each of my eyes, The Hampshire College Art Gallery, MA 2016
Erasing Borders, Hammond Museum, NY 2015
Queer, AP Galeria, Zacatecas, Mexico 2015
Rectangular Squares, SepiaEYE, New York 2014
On Permanence and Change, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York 2014
Do Dovch, PlusMinus Gallery, Žilina, Slovakia 2013
Present Memory, Christopher Henry Gallery New York 2013
Dark Matter, Conveyor Arts, NJ, 2012
Art That Iterates, Columbia University, New York 2012
MFA group show, ICP, New York 2012
Cinema Play House, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY 2011
Cinema Play House, ArtPost Gallery, South Bend, IN 2011
New York Art Book Fair, 2011 and 2012
Book Exhibition, CCS Museum Library, Bard College, NY 2011
ASA Collective, London 2010
FLATFILE gallery, Chicago 2008

Curatorial Projects
Curator, riktata [emptiness], Photographs of the Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 by Katarina Weslien.
Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India, 2017

Curator, “I need my memories, they are my documents.” Group show featuring works by Pradeep Dalal, Shambhavi Kaul, Osamu James Nakagawa, Neal Oshima, and Vivan Sundaram.
SepiaEYE Gallery, New York City, NY, 2015

Curator and Jury, The Plural “I” juried group show exploring diverse visions of queerness.
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2015

Stanica Zilina‐Zariecie, Slovakia, 2013

Publications/ Editorials
The Tribune, Delhi, June 2018                                                                                                                                                                  Race Stories, Lens Blog, New York Times Feb 2018
Hindustan Times's Live Mint, December 2017
British Journal Of Photography, November 2017
South As A State of Mind, Issue #8 Documenta 14, 2016
Mold, 2016
Sept, April 2014
Take issue on Photography,Vol III,Issue12,2013
Dark Matter, Issue No.4, Conveyor Arts, December, 2012
Harper’s Magazine, September 2011
Marg Magazine, September, 2011
The Sunday Guardian, Delhi, April 2, 2011
Elle, India 2010
Cinema Play House, Daylight website, 2010
Moment Magazine: Une Revue de Photo, NY, NY: Vol. 2 Issue 4, 2008
IndiaPhotoNow webpage ( for 2008) curated by Alain Willaume
Outlook Traveler, Delhi (2007, ’08, ’09) 
UNESCO Magazine - Power of Creativity, Delhi (2009) 
TimeOut, Delhi April 2008 Vol. 2, Issue 1
Flair Magazine, Italy (December, 2006) – ‘Stressed out in Delhi’

Talks and lectures
College of Staten Island, CUNY, 2014
Indiana University South Bend, 2012
Snite Museum of Art, 2011
University of Notre Dame, 2011

Interview with artists from I need my memories. They are my documents,,2015
Guest blogger for Camera Club of New York’s Blog, April-June 2014
Text for book Ofrenda photographs by Sebastián Szyd, published by Antennae Collection

Fellowship/ Awards
Documentary Photography Grant, Alkazi Foundation,2016
Director’s Fellowship 2010-11, International Center for Photography
Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize 2010
Nominated for Paul Huf Award 2010
SARAI independent fellowship for photographing Cinema Halls (2006) 

Public Collection
George Eastman Museum Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Snite Museum of Art
Library of International Center of Photography
Center For Curatorial Studies Library, Bard College

Paris Photo, L.A. 2013
Paris Photo, Paris 2013

Workshops/ Teaching
Photography Seminar, College of Staten Island, CUNY 2015
Photographic History and Genres, International Center of Photography, Summer 2014
Visiting Artist, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Spring 2014
Educational Guide at Dia: Beacon February 2014 -
Digital filmmaking Pre-college class, Westchester Community College, 2013
Workshop on Photography, BFA students at B.H.U, Varanasi, India, 2012

MFA Bard-ICP Advanced Photographic Studies in Photography, NY, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, University of Delhi, 2008
Diploma in Communication Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, 2000

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