Shilpa Gavane


The primary intention of my work lies in portraying quality of urban life. Some say, photographers should not be under the illusion that they can change the world. Though our world overflows with images, I believe that photography holds the possibility of changing mindsets: slow and subtle, one person at a time. I am passionate about the environment and concept of sustainability. Most of my work reflects their associated aspects on urban landscape.


I’ve completed my bachelors in architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, and post-graduate diploma in photography from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. Currently I work as an architect >, teacher and free-lance photographer.



2015 Shortlisted for Nikon Photo Awards

2014 Jury Recommendation at Toto Photography Awards

2011 Winner of photography competition, ILO >


Group Exhibitions

2015 Yaathum Oore, Yaavarum Kelir, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai  >

2014 Field of Vision, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai   >

2014 Ahmedabad Archives, Alliance Francaise, Ahmedabad

2013 Do-din, Street exhibition, Hyderabad  >

2013 A Photograph is Not an Opinion – Contemporary Photography by Women, Focus Photography Festival, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2012 Witness to Change, Indo-German Urban Mela, New Delhi

2012 Travelling Light, UCA, Farnham, UK

2011 PIX, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, India

2011 ILO, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India

2010 Beyond Picturesque, NID, Ahmedabad, India

2010 600 years of Ahmedabad, Gallery, Ahmedabad, India

2002 Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow, India


Teaching/ Talks

2016 Architectural Photography workshop, Manav Rachna University, New Delhi

2016 Photography course at Anant College of Architecture, Ahmedabad

2015 Basic photography workshop, NID

2013 Environmental photography workshops, CEE, Ahmedabad >

2013 Group talk at Focus exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai   >

2013 Lecture on fine art photography, CEPT

2011 Talk at PIX, Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, India  >

2010 Workshop on Cyanotypes, NID, Ahmedabad, India

2010 Workshop on photography for NGO Arzoo, Ahmedabad, India



2016  Architectural photography covers on Home Review, Garden Design Journal

2016  Architectural photography in IA&B

2013  Online publication at Tasveer Journal >

2011  PIX Quarterly, 1st edition >

2011  Hindustan times

2010  Better Photography, Aug issue



Phone: +91 9099041404

Email: shilpagavane (at)

Residence: Ahmedabad