Based in NYC, Kisha Bari is a Fijian / Italian photographer, artist and storyteller born and raised in Australia. Passionate about people and their stories, Kisha’s portraiture, documentary and public artwork focusses on humanitarian and social justice issues and building connection.
Her range as a photographer and her personal approach have allowed her to photograph a broad cross-section of people, from the caravana migrante and First Nation indigenous leaders to world renowned ballet dancers and musicians.
Kisha has presented three solo exhibitions at Photoville NYC, ‘How Sandy Hit Rockaway’ (2014), ‘ReSisters: Behind The Scenes of The Women’s March’(2017) and ‘The Meaning of Now: Living Life with Cancer’ (2018). She has exhibited her work worldwide and her photographs are part of multiple permanent museum collections including the ‘I Am A Man / I Am A Child’ project with Paola Mendoza at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Partnering with artist / organizer, Jasmin Chang, Kisha recently completed the Winston - Salem Portrait Project. A public art and community engagement project created to build bridges through storytelling and portraiture in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jasmin & Kisha (JCKB Studios) are currently working on expanding this project in NYC through the Assembling Voices Fellowship with Columbia University.
Kisha’s work has been published by numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and many others.
Today, Kisha continues to base her work in visual storytelling and work with individuals and communities to foster change through art, education and conversation.