The author of “Talking Eyes”, the striking image chosen for the back cover of the ATIM Top 60 Masters 2017 is award-winning artist Riya Sharma. Sharma is an internationally renown travel photographer from India who creates works with an unrelenting focus and beautiful simplicity that has earned her a spotlight in the international art scene. She has created a compelling artistic portfolio, being active in her home country, India, as well as in the U.S. where she has studied at the New York Institute of Photography.
Riya Sharma aims to capture moments in her photographs while sticking to her personal style and vision creating imagery that evokes a sense of connection, understanding, and integrity. The subjects of the photographs are moderately diverse, and the stylistic aspects remain relatively consistent throughout her series.
Sharma's primary focus is the depiction and documentation of humans all around the world catching their everyday lives. Her images become the center of her work showcasing her artistic maturity despite her young age. Travel attractions, historic venues, poverty, social inequality, and beautifully orchestrated portraits are all within the parameters of Sharma’s photography. She captures all of these themes under the watchful eye of her stylistic approach and her wish to establish connections. Riya Sharma captures the core of the human soul inviting us to a new awareness and openness to cultural diversity and co