Kanishka Sonthalia (b. 1990) is an independent documentary photographer who was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Her work focuses on social issues related to women, the social construct and identity of sub-communities. She is a graduate of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography, New York. Her work has been published in Bloomberg News, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, ThePrint.
She regularly contributes to Bloomberg News.
Education 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI 2018 70th Missouri Photo Workshop 2018 Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography, New York 2012 Undergraduate Diploma Degree in Graphic Design from the MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune, India
Scholarships 2018 70th Missouri Photo Workshop 2017 Lisette Model Scholarship to study Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography, New York
Fellowships & Labs
2019 Dhaka Doc Lab, Bangladesh
2019 Let's Doc Fellowship, Kolkata, India
2019 My Friend Lucia- The Royal Society of American Art, New York 2018 A Visceral Sense- Group exhibition called Signal Crossings atRita 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