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 CrossingsatRita 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