Dimpy Bhalotia is an award-winning Hodophile Fine Art Street Photographer based out of London and Bombay. Coming from a lineage of artisans, she completed her schooling from Bombay and moved to London to graduate in BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
Having worked in the fashion industry for many years with renowned designers in Europe, she found her love in street photography, and she believes the black and white medium found its love in her.
Her work has received much acclaim and won her over 24 prestigious awards globally, among which she is the IPPAWARDS Grand Prize Winner and won the British Journal of Photography's Female in Focus Award. International publications from Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, BBC News, GQ Magazine, Elle, NPR, Fotografiska, Esquire, The Telegraph, Insider, POP Sugar, Deccan Herald, Venice Fashion Week, The National, Cult of Mac, Mirror UK, Economic Times and many more have featured her work.
She has been named as the 30 Most Influential Street Photographer 2021 and Best Street Photographer of 2019. She has been invited by Diversify Photo and has selected her for the "Up Next Photographers" list. Her work has been exhibited in 9 countries and she is taking her photography towards casting the living elements in her photographs into life-size sculptures and installations. She is on the judging panel of The One Club of Creativity - ADC Awards 2021, MPA Awards 2020 and Fa! Foto Awards 2020.
She finds art in the extraordinary details of the seemingly ordinary life on streets. She believes the universe is a piece of art and so is every soul and street. It is this inspiration that makes photography her 'fitoor' (passionate obsession). She travels the globe cutting across hills, deserts and seas shooting to capture natural predilection for unpredictable, larger-than-life movements lending visual and emotional excitement in her photographs.
To her, street photography is her visual lexicon, which has no smokescreen. It's the utmost truth of what is happening around us that she loves capturing with staggering intellect in black and white, which is the most de-cluttered version of her world. She strives to make that state of mind magnetic for her viewers, encouraging people to step back from technology to appreciate their lived experience and spread the message of hope, love, energy and freedom through her photographs.