Sharva Mangaonkar, Photographer

A brief summary of your background and occupation

Sharva Mangaonkar is a student of French at Fergusson College. She enjoys photography, especially street photography and has been assisting an industrial photographer for a year now. When not engrossed in shooting people and things, Sharva plays rugby, paints and sketches.

How did you hear about this project?

I was introduced to this project by a dear friend, Neeti, the art director of the play.

What convinced you to participate?

The play is an experimental piece and I knew I’d have the liberty and leverage to experiment a lot. Documenting a play is a unique challenge and with the prospect of capturing 99 women, I was thrilled!

What kind of a woman are you?

I am a tomboy, whose inner girl has been surfacing in the last 3-4 years. Growing up and becoming mature, I find myself to be a boho-hippie, standing with open arms, embracing everything life throws at me. I judge people, but deeply appreciate honesty. I’m blind to hints and understand when told. I prefer rawness and stupidity over fake!

How do you see the women in Pune?

Women in Pune have changed paths, and for the better. They are opening up and although they have a long way to go, they’re only moving forward and in the right direction.

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