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Shuchi Kapoor

Documentary Photographer

Fedback on: Visualising stories, narratives, projects; encourage questioning via visual making, investigation and research; publishing photo stories; social impact of visuals; photography as art
Languages: English, Hindi, and Gujarati

Shuchi Kapoor is a documentary photographer from India and a founding member of the Chennai Photo Biennale. She works at the intersections of visual storytelling, research and education, and is deeply curious about regimes of representation, visual cultures and their social impact. Her documentary work has focused on humanistic 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, spanning across regions, cultures and mindsets in her country. She has published with The Washington Post, So Press (France), Al Jazeera, The Wire, PIX, The New Internationalist, The Sunday Guardian, Economic Times, Marie Claire, Ariana and has been commissioned by UNICEF, Save the Children, Oxfam, and SOMO among others.

She is a Dart Asia-Pac Fellow and was awarded the fellowship on Trauma & Journalism in Hong Kong (2015). While her origins are from Gujarat & Delhi, she now lives in Chennai, India, where she leads Programming and Partnerships at the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation.