Richa was schooled in Centre for Learning – Bangalore (2011), where her interest in art, humanities, and nature formed. She went on to study Philosophy at St.Stephen’s College – New Delhi (2014), and is now a freelance photographer based in Bangalore. Her learning in Photography began in 2010, with the medium of black and white film, under the mentorship of photographer Diba Siddiqi. This, along with her background in the social sciences continue to inform her work. She is most interested in documenting women-centric narratives. In 2014, she received the Neel Dongre awards/grants for excellence in photography. In 2018, she received the Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant. In 2019 and 2021 she was long-listed for the Toto Photography Award and in 2020 she was shortlisted for the Alkazi Theatre Photography Grant. In 2021 she received an award from Chennai Photo Biennale under the category Photo Essay ¬¬– Social Documentary. Her work has been exhibited at The India International Centre, Delhi (2015), Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Calcutta (2016), Contemporary Arts Week, Delhi (2016), Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore (2017) Her photographs have been published in leading newspapers and online portals. She most enjoys working on themes connected to the humanities and nature.