WOMEN IN UNIFORM
Being a woman is being a warrior. A few walk those extra miles to wear a uniform.
A few words on the inspiration behind the shoot
I believe that women are what women signify. And what better than a visible assertion of service to the nation, a uniform. Women bring their own flavor to it, sincerity, dedication, integrity and earnestness that is unmatched and unquestioned. Not being traditionally the breadwinners of the family, women don a uniform for many reasons, the least of them being to earn a living. Some come in to serve the nation, for some it is the fascination of the uniform and for some others, the restrictions placed on them as little girls gave them reason to fight.
Breaking the glass ceiling is an understatement when it comes to these vibrant, confident and trail blazing women. They are few in number. They have much to face and even more to prove. Not everything that they encounter is fair. Yet, they march on, regardless. And that is what makes me salute them, each time and every time.
I have been photographing women across various forces that include Central Armed Police Forces, Defence and State Police for a while as part of a personal project.
Vogue India carried a photo essay on my work in their tenth anniversary edition. I am pleased to share some of the pages here. You can also check the feature on Vogue India site by clicking here :