Empowering Voices Studio is a project by Kirti Fatania-Bassendine. Kirti is a fine art photographer and storyteller based in California, with a BA Honours in Fine Art Photography from Derby University, England. Her work weaves together still photography, videography, and virtual tours to tell cultural stories.
As an artist, she has always been intrigued by human relationships and how they interweave with different social and cultural contexts – especially how these complexities impact the discovery of one's sense of identity and belonging within one's culture and in the wider world. She explores the importance of reconnecting with one's indigenous cultural roots, passing culture to the next generation, and the role of women in these processes.