GATHER Artivism Fellow, 2022


Using visual art and storytelling to document the impact of conflict on Kashmiri society.

Tabish Rafiq Mir was born and raised in Indian-Administered Kashmir. After studying civil engineering in university, Tabish dedicated himself to writing, having worked as a journalist, photographer and news desk editor for various news magazines and papers, both locally and internationally.

His focus is on the mechanisms of occupier states, blueprints of appropriation, culture, and solution-oriented societal critiques.

Learn more about his work on his website and follow him on Instagram.

“I believe in storytelling, in satire, in word-making, and world-building through good stories. I believe that the change you want to see in the world cannot be imposed; it can only be suggested. Through abstract and story. I believe that change is a personal belief and stories encourage people the freedom to choose for themselves the real change that starts at home—the only lasting change that happens through a story.”