Zana Briski is a photographer led by passion and intuition. She spent the past eight years on an odyssey that began with photographing the women of Calcutta's brothels and led to teaching their children photography, a story documented in her Academy Award-winning film Born Into Brothels. She also founded Kids with Cameras, a non-profit organization that strives to transform the lives of marginalized children through learning the art of photography.
Zana is now returning to her first and true love — animals, insects and the natural world. She says she has been dreaming of the praying mantis, and plans to produce a series of dramatic insect portraits. The working title of the project is Reverence.