WADE ASIA® Winners 2019 – Neha Nair, Photography Amateur (City Do Not Cry), Ahmedabad

WADE ASIA WINNERS 2019 - Neha Nair, Photography Amateur (City Do Not Cry), Ahmedabad
By wadeasia 9 May, 2022



Photography Amateur (City Do Not Cry)


Neha Nair, Ahmedabad


Neha Nair is an architect practicing in Ahmedabad for the past 4 years and also an academician, teaching as an assistant professor. She is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and an amateur photographer. The variety that the profession and her interests offer, has helped her see and perceive things in a unique manner. About the
photographer in her, she says that, though I am still learning the nuances of this art, I believe I have a good eye for detail and that is what I like to capture in my frames. I strongly believe that everything around us is ‘worth a click’, it is just the matter of being able to see it.

“WADE ASIA helps realise, gender does not mark a limitation on the type of work one undertakes nor does it define the quality of it.”


What is good art according to you?

I believe art cannot be categorised as good or bad. Any art form is a personal expression, one can only be true to the expression and the art form to be able to create ‘art.’


How would you like to contribute to WADE ASIA?

By writing on art/design and responding to queries related to the subject. I would like to reach out to women, to help them realise the various possibilities and opportunities in the field of art. WADE could help spread the word about the different forms of art that can be pursued to the smallest of the villages. The culture of numerous regions has art deeply rooted in them. We could help the women realise their and their art’s potential and help them reach out to the world. I look forward to collaborate with my fellow professionals to bring about awareness and help bring more women into the profession.


Could women utilize the networking opportunities in WADE ASIA?

Networking is a key aspect for professionals as it helps build a fraternity who works together to build a better future. I think collaboration is the key step forward. Initiatives and events like WADE ASIA are perfect catalysts to building collaborative efforts of architects, photographers, designers, artists that can help create an impact.


What is your best takeaway from WADE?

WADE as a platform helps realise that gender does not mark a limitation on the type of projects one undertakes nor does it define the quality of work. One should only be evaluated on one’s work and not their name.


Your opinion on WADE ASIA and its objectives.

I am extremely appreciative of the efforts taken by the WADE team not only in empowering and promoting women in the field of design, but also in bringing together the entire fraternity and celebrating the fact that one’s gender does not decide one’s creativity and capability to excel in their chosen field.


Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.

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