Vidhyaa Chandramohan is an Abu Dhabi-based photojournalist who focuses her documentary work on women, cultural, social and environmental stories and issues in the United Arab Emirates. Vidhyaa earned a Diploma in Documentary Photography from Danish Media and Journalism in collaboration with World Press Photo and Noor Images in Amsterdam. During this time, she worked on a story titled “Mothering from afar: Migrant Women in the UAE” that captures the challenges migrant workers encounter while working in a foreign land, far from their children. She was selected to attend the Foundry Photojournalism Scholarship Workshop 2021 which is part of VII academy and photo wings.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally and locally at CNN Arabic, The National, Siemens (Germany), The Wired Middle East, Vogue Arabia, Khaleej Times, Zeke Magazine(Social Documentary), Vision Projects, F Stop Magazine.
Gold Winner - Editorial Series Budapestfotoawards, Tokyo International Award - Silver, Capture your freedom - by Four Freedom Park - United Photo Industries and Gallery RIVAA - Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association New York City, Social Documentary Centre 100th year - Women Work - Bronx Centre, Renaissance Photography Prize - Exhibited at Getty Images London, International Photography Award for Editorial Stories, Gulf Photo Plus - Community Exhibition, Julia Margaret Cameron awards finalist exhibited in Berlin, Abu Dhabi Exhibition and Culture – A touch of heritage, Motif Collective, Blank wall gallery, Black Wall Gallery,
A passionate documentary photographer is teaching photography for children at Manarat Al Saadiyat Photography studio, part of Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Exhibitions: 2020- “The New Normal Exhibition” – The Photography Studio at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018- “Women Work” – Social Documentary Centre 100th year exhibited at Bronx Centre New York City. 2017 – “Capture your freedom” Four Freedom Park – United Photo Industries and Gallery RIVAA – Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association New York City – Curated by NATHALIE APPLEWHITE managing director of the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting, EMMA RAYNES Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation, MAGGIE SOLADAY at the Open Society Foundations in New York, GEOFFREY BERLINER is co-developer and the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. 2017- Finalist & Exhibited – Renaissance Photography Prize Getty Images Gallery, London 2017- Gulf Photo Plus – “Beyond the Portrait” Community Exhibition, Dubai, UAE 2017- “A touch of heritage” – Abu Dhabi Exhibition and Culture, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2016 – Julia Margaret Cameron awards finalist & exhibited about Abu Dhabi Culture, Berlin, Germany 2016- Black Box Gallery, People and Place Category, Oregon, Portland
Awards: Gold Winner in Editorial Series, Budapestfoto Awards “The Boarding School Save Girls From Prostitution”, 2019 Silver in Book/Documentary Tokyo International Award “Migrant Mothers in the UAE”: Mother From Afar” 2018 Silver in Editorial/Personality Tokyo International Award – Gender-related, 2018 Community Award from Mott MacDonald Limited’s was given in recognition of the Children Photography series; cash was contributed to the non-profit Edu Right organization, which is dedicated to educating disadvantaged children in India, 2018 Silver in Book/Documentary Tokyo International Award – Women and Children Survivors in the Rohingya Survivors, 2017 Honourable Mention Winner- Tokyo International Award- Book – Documentary for the series Women and Children Rohingya Survivors,2017 International Photography Awards Honourable Mention – Migrant Mothers