Shuchi Kapoor is a self-taught Indian documentary photojournalist, whose interests lie in regimes of representation and visual cultures. Her work focuses on humanistic stories and documentation spanning across regions, cultures and mindsets in her country. Her folio presents visual narratives on human rights, environment, politics, the aftermath of communal warfare, refugee life, gender and sexuality, mental health, juvenile and child labour, social & ethnographic cultural practices and more. She switched to photography after a decade of writing for advertising and has been building her acumen as an independent photojournalist since 2011.
She has published with The Washington Post, So Press(France), Al Jazeera, The New Internationalist, The Sunday Guardian, Economic Times, Marie Claire and has been commissioned by UNICEF, Save the Children, Oxfam, SOMO among others. She is a Dart Asia-Pac Fellow and was selected for the fellowship on Trauma & Journalism in Hong Kong (2015). While her origins are from Gujarat & Delhi, she is currently based in Chennai, India. She is also fondly known as the Girl in the Galli (meaning 'alley' in Hindi).
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