Roshni Khatri, currently based out of New York, was born in New Delhi, India in 1996. She is studying documentary photography and photojournalism at the International Center of Photography. She did her bachelors in mass media and mass communication from the University of Delhi. She worked as a producer and an assistant DOP at a film production house in Mumbai before moving to New York.
2018 - ICP Director's & Wall Street Journal Scholarship
The morning of India's 68th Republic Day, an all girls Islamic School located in the streets of Seelampur, Delhi commenced a celebration. The celebration has an intermingling of lessons of Islam, lessons of women empowerment and lessons of nationalism for their girls. Black burkhas with green, orange and white dupattas lit up the basement of the little school with patriotism. ‘’Mulk ki mohobbat mein’’ (in love of the nation) as the kids said repetitively, several performances were commenced. In an interaction with the owner of the school, Mr. Ansari, he told me that these girls have to prove it to the world that intelligence and knowledge lies even under those burkhas. He said that the way the world, especially our nation looks at them and their nationalism has to change.