Motifs and motivations – these are the topics Jamari Lior is most interested in. Both perfectly combine her personal background. She is professor of “media & photography” at Ajeenkya DY Patil University (Pune, India) and faculty member of Indian Institute of Photography (Noida/Delhi, India), and obtained her PhD in visual anthropology at the University of Trier (Germany). Thus, she is interested in why people take or pose for photographs, what is the motivation for their motifs.
The influence of classical Indian art on Jamari’s work is obvious: Rasa theory is about conveying emotions to the viewer with the help of posings, expressions, colors, etc. When she first came to India as a teenager, the country made a lasting impression on her. Apart from this, Jamari travels a lot on behalf of photography: She was invited by the tourism ministries of Costa Rica and Indonesia, as well as by Fine Art Brazil and the Jamaica Photography Society, and gave photography courses in Italy, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Ukraine, Morocco, Cape Verde, Malaysia, China, and Cuba.
As a Nikon ambassador she is featured in their lastest video spot, shot part of its campaign, and was on stage for Nikon during Photokina 2018. Further, she is partner of Richter studio equipment and Adobe.