Taha Ahmad

Emerging Artist

Taha Ahmad is a documentary photographer based in Delhi, India. He was born in Lucknow, in 1994. He developed an interest in Documentary photography while pursuing his bachelor’s degree. He feels photography has a strong influence in creating and developing discourse for the future. His photographs are framed in a way that preserves their reality, which he feels is undergoing an everlasting change. 

Taha Ahmad has been the recipient of the Neel Dongre Grant/Award for Excellence in Photography 2016-17, organised by the India Photo Archive Foundation. He has worked with WWF over the DST Core Project and has been a part of a travelling photo exhibition organized by Girl Count, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and UN India. His work has been published by Invisible Photographer Asia, The Sunday Guardian, Times Of India, DELO, VEČER, LIBERATION,  The Quint, Asian News International (ANI), Mojarto NDTV, News Nation Channel, Dodho Magazine, IZ fotografevi magazine, The Diplomat, Homegrown, MUSÉE Magazine, Loosenart Magazine, Better Photography Magazine, Platform Magazine, Fountain Ink Magazine, Asian Age, Millennium Post, Art Arcade, Business Standard, Travel Secrets Magazine, Edge of Humanity, Photo Mail, Black+White Photography Magazine, Neocha Magazine, MONOVISIONS, THE PHOTO ACADEMY Magazine, Life Force Magazine, SBCLTR, Artpil, etc. He has also been awarded the scholarship for the Magnum workshop and masterclass by photographer Stuart Franklin organised by the Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India. 

His work "Swan Song of the Badlas" has been selected for the Indian Photo Festival (IPF) Hyderabad 2017, Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival North Carolina, United States of America 2018, Photography Festival Maribor, Slovenia, 2017 and has been screened at the Odesa.Batumi Photo Days 2017 Georgia and Lostgen Contemporary Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur as part of the show 'Realities' showcasing the works of Asian Photographers. His work has also been a part of the initiative and exhibition ‘Photography on a Postcard’ organised by the Print Space Gallery, London, UK. He has received a Nominee Award (Category- Photojournalism) at the second edition of the International Photogrvphy Grant 2017, London, UK and has been the finalist for the Lucie Scholarship. 

Taha Ahmad has also been the recipient of the Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival’s Artist in Residence Program, United States of America 2018.

Currently Taha Ahmad is pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India.