Rama has the honor of being the First Woman Industrial Photographer of India. She was privileged to be the First Woman Founder Member, Treasurer, and Vice-Chairperson of the Advertising and Industrial Photographers Association of India -South. Rama moved to the USA in 1997. She was the first artist to have a solo photo-Digital Art show in India and received National multimedia coverage.
Rama has successfully published a photo documentary Coffee Table book-Austin East of I-35 with images and interviews of the people of East Austin.
in 2020 Rama created a COVID 19 Feeding America Fundraiser on Facebook and raised $1600. For every donation of $25 or more, she gave away her new e-book Charioteer of Life, as a thank you gift. The book is about everyday women around the world charioteering their lives.
Her Faces and Place of the World solo show was at the Asian American Resource Center in Austin in 2015.
In 2015, Rama participated in Teneriffe Spain Fotoseptiembre with her Japan At Street Level collection
A solo show Moments/Alternate Moments showcased her image transfers in San Antonio Texas at St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library Gallery during Fotoseptiembre USA 2016
Life is a brilliant, beautiful, and exquisitely vibrant Journey!
I am a proud Austinite - the hip town of Texas!
In my professional photographer mode, I am happy to capture "that moment" - the essence of the subject, invoking an emotional response from my viewers.
But capturing "that moment" in my Painter mode - now that is a new challenge!
It took a lot of non-joyous introspection and self-analysis to reach my 'aha' moment in Painting. The realization is, I have to adapt my photographer's eye for detail, merge it with my emotional artist's eye for feeling, to paint "that moment". I do analog and digital paintings
This challenge has transformed the way I paint and photograph today. I try to abstract shapes, color, texture, and light to evoke "that feeling" and express " that emotion" in my images. I am now deconstructing my old photographs and turning them into abstract forms.
It is great to be a professional photographer, capturing commercial products, architectural interiors, and Exteriors, with my cameras over 3 decades.
In my travels around the world, I have photographed a smorgasbord of people, cultures, and fascinating lives in over 50 countries. I have showcased my work in art galleries and gratified to be complimented on the quality of my work!
My other life interests are - singing Indian Classical music, acting and making jewelry for relaxation. I am active in various social conscious activities.
It has been a long, winding and pleasurable path to reach my goal and the journey continues. I am at an equilibrium, attaining a sense of peace with my work.
I have successfully published 2 photo books
Austin East of I 35 -first of its kind contemporary book on East Austin
Charioteer of Life - Everyday women of the world being the charioteers of life
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