It was in 1998 with the issue on “Time” that I was associated with COLORS magazine as a photographer… a long time. Since then I have contributed as a photographer for 25 COLORS issues, be it a single image or photo spreads and whenever required also contributed with my research and writing skills for the magazine, special issues and collaborative projects with COLORS & Fabrica.
Rajesh Vora, a graduate of the National Insitute of Design, India, has been working as an independent photographer with a strong inclination towards editorial and documentary tradition of photography. He has been photographing people and areas that deal in change and things that are disappearing from our world. His concern with urban issues, especially those dealing with Mumbai, has made him collaborate on projects with architects, environmentalists, development groups and filmmakers.
He has photo documented architecture projects in India with social relevance, for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Foundation, Geneva in 2001, 2007 & 2010. His photos were published in “Bombay The Cities Within”, 1995, 2001. His works were exhibited in a show titled, “Bombay Maximum City” at Lille 3000 in France, 2006. Contributed to “Urban India - Understanding the Maximum City”, Mumbai, 2007 and “Living in the Endless City”, 2011, Urban Age projects by London School of Economics. Chronicled the the story of saving the Mangroves of Versova for Mumbai Reader, 2010 an UDRI publication. He photographed for a book on Allahabad – Where rivers meet, for Marg Publications, India, in 2009. Collaborated on a documentary film “Pressure” by Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villev0ye from Amsterdam in 2009.
He has participated in group shows including International Photography Biennale - FOTONOVIEMBRE 2005. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. “Another Asia” Noorderlict Photo Festival, The Netherlands. 2006. Public Places, Private Spaces, Contemporary Photography and Video Art in India, Newark Museum, USA. 2007-2008. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA. 2008-2009. Golden Glimpse – Gujarat, 1960-2010, A Nostalgic Photo Journey.