Neeta Madahar

The photography and film practice of Neeta Madahar (born 1966, London) explores the beauty and unexpected drama found in familiar surroundings, representing the physical world in unusual ways enabling the viewer to immerse themselves in the acute details. Her series, Flora, consists of 17 of Madahar's female friends photographed in a style reminiscent of 1930-50s celebrity glamour images alongside plants whose names have been adopted as women's names. Like earlier bodies of work, Flora functions within the inter-relationship of nature, artifice and perception. Recipient of the Bradford Fellowship in Photography 2008-09, Madahar has exhibited extensively, including a solo exhibition (selected by Martin Parr) at the Recontres d'Arles Photography Festival in 2004. Collections include the Government Art Collection and The Victoria & Albert Museum.