Alisha Sett

Writer / Curator / Educator

Panaji / Bombay / Round O

Alisha Sett

a select portfolio of published writing



A Familial Kashmir

The Kashmir Photo Collective is an attempt at preserving the everyday.

Shahidul Alam: Lessons in Unlearning

A profile of the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer who was imprisoned.

William Gedney in India: Too Loud a Solitude

A review of the first exhibition to focus solely on the American photographer's time in India.

What Lies Behind the Blue Door

Some of Bombay's most prominent artists come together to open a new art space - in Mankhurd.

The Draughtsman and the Painter

A review of Life in the Deep, an exhibition bringing together K. Chakravartty and K. Ramanujam.

The Legacy of Indian Photojournalism

A review of The Deepak Puri Collection, one of Asia's most precious photo archives.

Frédéric Lecloux's Nepal: For no reason at all

Lecloux's photographs of the most quiet and quotidian scenes in Nepal are epiphanic.

Interview: Sarker Protick, The Outer World

Protick is perhaps the most widely exhibited photographer from Bangladesh in 2014-2015.

A Long Winter

A friendship in another time and land is remembered.

Let There Be Light: A Review of Photo Kathmandu 2015

Public engagement through photography is exemplified at one of Asia's newest festivals.

Interview: Ian Teh on China's Massive Changes Chronicled Over 15 Years

Photographer Ian Teh on the Red Dragon’s exploding industry and environmental deathscapes.

The Collaborator as Documentarian

A review of Gauri Gill's latest solo exhibition in Mumbai - The Mark on the Wall.


Alisha Sett

Alisha Sett is a writer, curator and educator from Bombay. She is co-founder of Kashmir Photo Collective, Course Director of Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory at Jnanapravaha Mumbai, and a producer at RoundO Films LLC. Her research on histories of South Asian photography has been supported by an Edmond J. Safra Fellowship (Harvard University) and the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarship. She is a CISA Fellow at Khoj International Artists Association and co-curator for the Krishnakriti Festival for 2019-2020.

Sett received her MA History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art as a part of their special option 'Documentary Reborn: Photography, Film and Video in Global Contemporary Art'. She holds a BA in Political Science and English Literature from Tufts University.

She is on the Advisory Board of Membrana, a contemporary photography magazine dedicated to promoting a theoretically grounded understanding of photography.