Shahid Datawala (b.1974) has photographed extensively for various publications. His solo exhibitions include: I once was alive, Gallery 7, Mumbai, 2015, Where the city rests, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, 2010, Shadow Boxing, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta and New Delhi, 2008-2009, Dress Dircle, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta, Mumbai, New Delhi, 2007-2008, A Walk with Pillars, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, 2001. Datawala has also participated in a number of the group shows including: Post Visual World, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Priyashri Art gallery, Mumbai 2008, Caturday is Cleaning Day, curated by Gitanjali Dang, The Loft, 2009, India: Public Places, Private Spaces curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, 2008 and The Newark Museum, New Jersey, 2007.
Further, Shahid Datawala was also the chief designer for Pallate - a furniture design store in Mumbai, for 7 years. He was awarded the Edida Furniture Category Award in 2009 and the Edida Designer of the Year by Elle Décor in 2010. He also designs clothes and is a jewellery maker. He is currently working on his next solo exhibition and a series of photography book projects on various aspect of Mumbai. Datawala lives and works in Mumbai.