Ashish Sharma, a self-taught photographer was born and brought up in Kashmir. Ashish grew up at the time when the insurgency period was at its peak. Having faced and experienced the militancy first hand, he felt compelled to document life in Kashmir during its dark and gory years. He picked up the camera at a young age, and began photographing the imagery of the grim reality of Kashmir and the Kashmiri’s. With his love for the art coupled with the use of pioneering digital techniques, so began his venture into war photography in his bid for a continuation of his exploration of different genres of photography. His work on and from Kashmir has been published in various international organizations including New York Times and The Guardian to name a few. Currently based in New Delhi, he works as an Deputy Photo editor for Open Magazine covering breaking news, politics and features across the country.