Born in Dhanbad, Mishra’s father worked in the coal mines. These mines were the surroundings that he grew up with. This explains his perennial attraction to the rural raw beauty of the working female labourers, who while working carried an aura of sensibility, confidence and innocence. As a student, this attraction gave rise to his desire to shoot (photograph) real women, which he subsequently did, for various magazines over a period of time. His work a ...