Kanishka Sonthalia (b. 1990) is an independent documentary photographer who was born and raised in Mumbai, India. 
She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on social issues related to women, the social construct
and identity of sub-communities. 

Her current project, A Visceral Sense, is a long-term documentary project based on the idea of dignity in birth and the 
emotional migration that women go through during childbirth.    


Education
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI, 2018
70th Missouri Photo Workshop, 2018
Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography, New York, 2018
Undergraduate Diploma Degree in Graphic Design from the MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune, 2012

Scholarships
70th Missouri Photo Workshop, 2018
Lisette Model Scholarship to study Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography, New York, 2017

Exhibitions
2018 A Visceral Sense- Group exhibition called Signal Crossings at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York
2018 A Visceral Sense (formerly called Dignity)- Group Exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery, Long Island, New York

Book
A Visceral Sense was a part of New York Edited, a book published by Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany