Ketaki Sheth (b.1957, Bombay) has been making photographs for almost 40 years and until 2014 was a committed analogue photographer who only used black and white film.
Her publications include Twinspotting: Photographs of Patel Twins in Britain & India (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1999); Bombay Mix: Street Photographs (Dewi Lewis Publishing and Sepia International, 2007), A Certain Grace: The Sidi, Africans of Indian Descent (PHOTOINK, 2013) and Photo Studio (PHOTOINK, 2018).
Sheth’s key solo exhibitions include On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent, National Portrait Gallery, London (2015); A Certain Grace: The Sidi, Africans of Indian Descent, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (2013); Bombay Mix at Emile Zola Gallery and at Fête du Livre, Aix-en-Provence (2008).
Her photographs reside in major museums and private collections including Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts; Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Milan; Higashikawa Museum, Hokkaido; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts; Raphael Tous Collection, Madrid; The Alkazi Collection, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), Philadelphia, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai; Tate Modern, London; The Tia Collection, Mumbai, Dubai, London, and The University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Arizona.
Sheth lives and works in Mumbai.