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~ Video: Being Zoroastrian ~

“Being Zoroastrian” is a short film I completed in April 2013 to fulfill the requirements of my master’s thesis in Visual Communication.  The piece focuses on my journey to gain a deeper understanding of my Zoroastrian faith, community and heritage. I needed to take this journey for myself but along the way I realized it […]
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~ On Assignment: The New York Times, Jaitapur Nuclear ~

I had the pleasure to team up with New York Times reporter Vikas Bajaj on a story about a proposed 9,900 MW Nuclear Plant along India’s Konkan coastline. I think no matter where I go, there will always be an energy story to cover – from coal mines in Appalachia to hydrogen-fuel cell SUVs in […]
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~ Parsi Zoroastrian Jashan in Mumbai with 300 priests ~

In the Zoroastrian faith a Jashan ceremony is a celebration of an event, whether happy or tragic, with prayer. Often they are performed by one or two priests. Last weekend I was given permission to make images of a Jashan with over 300 priests in attendance. A sight which I may never witness again. The […]
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~ Atma: An NGO for NGOs ~

I recently spent a day with Atma, an NGO based in Mumbai, India, making images for their upcoming annual report. They work to address the issue of quality education for underprivileged children and young adults through a unique three-year consultancy model. An NGO to NGOs, may sound redundant in theory but it makes complete sense […]
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~ It's Personal: Reflections on covering my community ~

“Oh my child, you have a lot to learn.” It was one of the first sentences that pierced my consciousness days after I arrived in India. It was in the home of Dr. Shernaz Cama, a well-respected professor at University of Delhi and director of the PARZOR Project. She had taken the time to fit me […]
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