About Ashima Narain Photography

Ashima is a photographer and filmmaker, represented by National Geographic Creative, and the former photo editor for National Geographic Traveller India and Time Out, India. In March 2017, time.com listed her as one of 34 women photographers from around the world to follow. In August 2017, she was part of 19 photographers from 15 countries chosen to create imagery for Disney Worldwide Service’s Dream Big Princess campaign, to raise $1 million for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up leadership programme.

She has worked on a diverse range of subjects that have sent her on an anti-poaching operation to rescue bear cubs for Discovery Channel, climbing sail masts mid-sea for National Geographic Traveller and driving vintage cars across India for Cartier.

She has twice been nominated for a Green Oscar and been the recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Nature & Environment Photographer in 2006 and the Commonwealth Photographer for South Asia in 2004. In 2017, she was part of the jury (for 2 categories) for the Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards.

Her work has been published in Vanity Fair, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, GEO, Frontline, BBC.co.uk, Foreign Policy, Die Ziet and The Hindu.   

In 2013, she was a judge on National Geographic Channel’s reality show on photography, called Mission Covershot, and continues to mentor young photographers as a National Geographic Expert for Student Expeditions, and through her workshops.

Currently she work as a freelance photographer, filmmaker and consultant to SIRITI, a digital advertising agency that specializes in communication for NGOs and social enterprises.