Sahiba Chawdhary is a photojournalist based in New Delhi (India), covering breaking news and feature stories. Most of her work revolves around documenting gender and land rights in India and South East Asia. Her work has been published by Getty Images, The New York Times, Vice News U.S, Vox, Mic., The Straits Times, The Phnom Penh Post, The Bangkok Post, The Nation, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, City Lab (The Atlantic), FirstPost, Al-Jazeera America among others.
A Lucknow native, Sahiba attended Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram College for Women where she studied political science and gender studies. She holds a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and a graduate diploma in conflict transformation and peace building from Aung Sang Suu Kyi Center for Peace.
Previously she has worked on staff as a photo editor and photojournalist at the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia and multimedia curator with The Straits Times in Singapore.
2019: VICE NEWS & Type Investigations probe into Assam's sham trials that could strip million of citizenship - Assam, India
2019: "Age of Possibilities" - The Straits Times, Singapore
2018-2019: Project #ShowUs for Getty Images in collaboration with Girl Gaze and Dove
2017: "Agent Orange in Cambodia" - Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia
2016: Curating visual stories for Ground Glass, Hindustan Times - India's first newspaper photojournalism blog
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: 2018: Traveling exhibition at WeWork (India) featuring work on the LGBTQ+ community in India
2018: Member of Women Photograph - a database of women photojournalists around the world
2018: Missouri Photo Workshop as a Jack and Dorothy Scholarship Recipient
2018: Foundry Photojurnalism Workshop on scholarship
2015: Frank Mankiewicz Scholarship in Politics & Journalism
2015: Wayne W. & Frances G. Knight Parrish Scholarship and Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund Reciepient