SAUMYA KHANDELWAL – Photo Journalist

Saumya Khandelwal is an independent photojournalist based in New Delhi, India, contributing for The New York Times and National Geographic among others. A Getty Images Instagram Grantee 2017 for her work ‘Child Brides of Shravasti’, her works focus on gender and environmental issues. Nominated for World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program from Asia region in 2019, Khandelwal has built a diverse body of work spanning journalism and documentary genres of photography over the past six years. Khandelwal has previously worked with Thomson Reuters and national daily Hindustan Times. She has contributed for National Geographic, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Stern, Der Speigel, Nzz Am Sonntag, MIT Technology Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vanity Fair, Caravan etc. and NGOs Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Malala Fund, Path India etc. Recipient of the National Foundation of India Award 2017, Khandelwal’s work has also been exhibited at Getty Images Gallery, London, India Photo Festival, Hyderabad, and Goa Photo Festival; and digitally exhibited at Women in Photography slideshow, Singapore.

GRANTS, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2019 | Selected for World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program

2019 | World Press Photo Joop Swart Nominee

2018 | World Press Photo Joop Swart Nominee

2017 | Getty Images Instagram Grant

2017 | National Foundation of India Award

2015 | Neel Dongre Photography Grant

2014 | Neel Dongre Photography Grant

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khandelwal_saumya/
Website: https://www.saumyakhandelwal.com/

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