“Women don’t need to be empowered by an external source. They only need to have the freedom to be themselves so that they can embrace the infinite power of their femininity.”
Lessons from the nomadic Banajara women of the Great White Desert. Gujarat, India (2018)
Sej Saraiya is a documentary photographer and filmmaker from India whose work focuses on remote cultures and advaita, or the universal interwovenness of all living beings.
Reflecting her own perpetual search for a deeper meaning in life, her art (both photographs and films) can best be described as spiritual and philosophical, hoping to create a yearning in the viewers that is tantamount to her own, unapologetically bringing a sense of unease and challenge.
She is a member of the American Photographic Artists (APA). Her photographs have been exhibited both in America and India and her artwork hangs in the homes of private collectors in Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Canada, Australia and the United States.
“It takes a certain prowess to venture out to the farthest corners of this earth, and the handful who do are obliged to bring back the stories that haven’t been heard, to shine light on the responsibilities that come with sharing a planet—the importance and urgency of which I portray through my photographs. The void of female storytellers behind the lens, once filled holds a promise of an emboldened future”. - SEJ SARAIYA
LA YOGA MAGAZINE
"ADVAITA" as exhibited at various locations in India and USA
"REMOTE CULTURES" as exhibited at various locations in India and USA
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