Tanvi Mishra is a Delhi-based curator, photo editor and writer. She began her career as a photographer, and believes that her experience as a practitioner with a background in the social sciences has influenced her understanding of the curatorial aspects of photography. Among her interests are the politics of representation within the photographic medium and its impact on South Asian histories and narratives, and the notion of fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape.
Tanvi is also part of the editorial team of PIX, a South Asian publication and display practice. In 2013 and 2015, she was involved with the Delhi Photo Festival in India in a curatorial capacity and was the guest curator at the second edition of Photo Kathmandu in Nepal. She currently works as the photo editor of The Caravan, a journal of politics and culture published out of Delhi. Her writings on photography have appeared in various publications, most recently in Transformation, Exploring Changes in an Around Photography, Long Read on Contemporary Indian Photography commissioned by Dutch Culture and the soon to be released WHY EXHIBIT book published by FW: BOOKS. In 2016, Tanvi was a guest curator for the second edition of Photo Kathmandu. She has served on various juries, including the selection committee of the participants of Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo, and was a curatorial collaborator for the Greenpeace Photo Award 2018.