Priyanka Chharia is an independent photographer based in New Delhi, India. Her work explores the faultlines in the Indian subcontinent by blending poetry, politics and photography. She is interested in collective memory, identity, gender and issues of social justice in South Asia.
In 2015, she graduated from the International Centre of Photography, New York, specialising in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Subsequently, she chose to return home and create stories from the ground up. In 2019, she was awarded the Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant for her work on the funerary practices of the Gurungs in Nepal.
She has worked for Better Photography, Catch News, Indian Express, UNESCO, Tradecraft Exchange, IAWRT, GapMinder Foundation and Ikea, amongst others.
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