Alisha Sett

Writer / Educator


Alisha Sett

a select portfolio of published writing



Shahidul Alam: Lessons in Unlearning

A profile of the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer who is still languishing in prison.

William Gedney in India: Too Loud a Solitude

A review of the first exhibition in the world 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.

Interview: Sudarshan Shetty, Making It New

A conversation with the renowned artist and curator of Kochi Biennale 2016.


Alisha Sett

Sett is a writer and educator from Bombay. She is Deputy Course Director of Critical Theory, Aesthetics and Practice at Jnanapravaha Mumbai. Sett co-founded the Kashmir Photo Collective, a digital archive of alternative photographic histories of the Kashmir Valley in 2014. She is the recipient of an Edmond J. Safra Network Fellowship (Harvard University) and the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarship. Sett did her MA History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her research focuses on documentary photography, film and video practices in South Asia.