Portrait of Falak, Bachubhai ki wadi, Bombay, 1990

Parsis pray by the sea, Ava Roz, 1991

Yesha and Niddhi, Gujarat, 1998

Boys from Rander, Surat, 2009

Honest Buggy Band, Bhavnagar, 2007

Thara Studio, Ramanathukara, Kerala, 2016

Prince Studio, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 2016

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; The Tia Collection, Mumbai, Dubai, London and The University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Arizona.

Sheth lives and works in Mumbai.

The Passerby
22.04.22 – 31.07.22
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Photo Studio
10.09.18 – 13.10.18
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
PHOTOINK at India Art Fair, 2018
09.02.18 – 12.02.18
NSIC GROUNDS, Okhla
PHOTOINK at India Art Fair, 2017
02.02.17 – 05.02.17
NSIC GROUNDS, Okhla
On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent
13.04.15 – 31.08.15
National Portrait Gallery, London
PHOTOINK at India Art Fair, 2015
29.01.15 – 01.02.15
NSIC GROUNDS, Okhla
A Certain Grace, The Sidi: Indians of African Descent
16.09.13 – 03.11.13
National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi
Twinspotting (1995 - 1998)
21.08.10 – 16.10.10
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Twinspotting (1995 - 1998)

Sanchit and Sawan, Gujarat, 1998

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Shilpa and Sheetal, Middlesex, 1995

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Milan and Mayur, Gujarat, 1998

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Triplets Rohan, Roshini and Rinkin, Surrey, 1996

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Rahul and Ronak, Gujarat, 1998

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Ramesh and Suresh, Middlesex, 1997

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Luv and Kush, London, 1996

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Riddhi and Siddhi, London, 1997

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Yesha and Niddhi, Gujarat, 1998

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Triplets Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, Middlesex, 1996

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Bombay Mix (1988 - 2004)

Pilgrim and schoolboy, Banganga, 1988

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Child performer, Chowpatty, 1989

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Girl with watering hose, P.D'Mello Road, 2004

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Boy skipping over puddle, Ganesh gully, Lalbaug, Mumbai, 2004

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Infant and flautist, Haji Ali, 1990

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Family at sundial gate, Muharram, Dongri, 1989

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Saira, Rani and Pinky, Bachubhai ki wadi, 1990

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Portrait of Daisy, Bachubhai ki wadi, 1990

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Portrait of Falak, Bachubhai ki wadi, Bombay, 1990

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Mother and child at Mt. Mary Fair, Bandra, Mumbai, 2002

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A Certain Grace, The Sidi: Indians of African Descent

Walking home from school, Manchikere, 2006

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Reshma, student and part-time farmer, Jambur, 2005

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Sisters at a wedding, Surendranagar, 2006

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Hirbaiben Lobi on her three-acre farm, Jambur, 2005

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Girl by a doorway, Bhuj, 2009

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Munira before her wedding, Jamnagar, 2008

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Munira poses for her wedding album, Jamnagar, 2008

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Ramzamma laughs when asked if she is pregnant with her first child. It is actually her fourth. Jambur, 2005

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Hirbaiben's twin granddaughters at home, Jambur, 2009

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Sukhi, Jambur, 2005

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Jagdish Photo Studio, Manori, Maharashtra, 2015

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Elite Photo Studio, Darjeeling, Bengal, 2016

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India Photo Studio, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 2016

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Phototec Studio, Calicut, Kerala, 2015

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Das Photo Studio, Darjeeling, Bengal, 2016

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Moti Art Studio, Ajmer, Rajasthan, 2016

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Studio 786, Cuttack, Orissa, 2016

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Nice Digital Studio, Hyderabad, Telangana, 2016

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Prince Studio, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 2016

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National Studio, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 2016

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Five Pin Codes

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