I am a photographer based in Chicago and have over the last two decades traveled extensively across India, China, Tibet and the United States. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Communication Studies in the program of Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. 

In my doctoral thesis I am interested in exploring the link between policy/ planning and visibility in the city in addition to understanding how images- constructed through photography or urban form mediate our experience and understanding of people and places. I believe urban form plays an important role, as images do, in mediating how we perceive, construct and engage with and with each other in the urban landscape. Urban planning, the discourse around it (renderings of imagined future societies) and the physical manifestations of these plans will be the focus of my study at Northwestern.

My photographs have been exhibited at festivals and galleries across the world. These festivals include the 6th Grand prix international de photographie de Vevey, Singapore International Photo Festival 08, ‘TADAIMA: Looking for Sweet Home’ - part of the ‘AQA project’, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (a group show) and as a part of the ‘The Self and the Other portraiture in Indian Photography, at the Palau de la Virreina of Barcelona. The work was shown as a projection at ‘FotoFreo 2010: The City of Fremantle Festival of Photography’ and at the Angkor Photo Festival in 2010. 

I can be reached by email at vidura.jang.bahadur@gmail.com