Born in 1979 at Jammu, Saadiya Kochar received a diploma in Mass Communication from the Aurobindo Institute and further went on to complete an advanced course in Photography from the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi and then at the International College of Professional Photography, Australia. The feminine energy is a vital part of this fine art photographer’s work and she specializes in women portraiture and the duality of their existence. Since launching her professional career with a book titled Being…. she has been working on assignments in India and abroad. Her repertoire includes work for the DPS Society, Pearl Academy, Australian High Commission, ‘Action for Autism’ project and advertising agencies. She worked at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris during a month long residency and has written and directed a film titled Loss about the troubles in Kashmir, where she has been researching for years. Her photographs have featured in various publications and exhibitions in India, and also at the ‘Dialogo con la piel’ show in Spain and at galleries in Munich and London. She lives mostly in Delhi and works where her assignments take her.