Kisha Bari Photography Presents
How Sandy Hit Rockaway
Featuring Kisha Bari
Curated by Kisha Bari and Sam Barzilay
Kisha Bari is an internationally celebrated photographer. Born in Melbourne, Australia, her work has been published in an array of outlets, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Esquire and GQ. After gaining recognition as a music photographer, she is now shifting her photographic focus on to social issues with the aim of creating imagery that inspires emotional, social and political impact.
Kisha began her career by documenting skateboarding culture in Melbourne, Australia. At 19 she began publishing a weekly extreme sports and culture column in BEAT magazine and shooting for a variety of Australian sports publications. As her career developed, she turned her attention to behind-the-scenes portraits of the music industry in both Australia and New York. She has toured with multiple Australian and American bands, shot internationally acclaimed album covers and released two independent photography books.
Kisha earned a professional degree in commercial photography at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005. She has shown her work in several group and solo exhibitions and her photographs have won multiple awards globally. In 2010, Kisha moved to New York and began working as a project manager and photographer for the Impossible Project, whilst simultaneously capturing the city’s rich music industry.
Currently, Kisha is exploring photography as a method to inspire social change and civic engagement. She is a core contributor and educator for Sandy Storyline, a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy, and the creator of the website How Sandy Hit Rockaway.