Tanya Bindra
Photographer

Tanya Kaur Bindra is an independent photojournalist and filmmaker based between West Africa and South Asia. She has spent the past four years documenting conflict and post-conflict news seeking to make images that speak to our subjectivities and resistances as individuals, even while being shaped by the larger, politicized forces around us.

Before turning to photography, she provided crisis support and legal accompaniment services to survivors of sexual assault and later continued advocacy work at an immigrant workers center. She attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2014 and was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2015. Tanya has been trained in battlefield medical response after undergoing a course by RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues). She has also taken a hostile environment course, supported by the Rory Peck Trust and the Forum Freelance Fund.

Tanya has contributed to outlets such as the New York Times, Newsweek, Le Monde, VICE, Time Magazine, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She has filed regularly to the Associated Press and European Pressphoto Agency and has also partnered on humanitarian advocacy campaigns with UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières and others.

Tanya Bindra
Photographer

Tanya Kaur Bindra is an independent photojournalist and filmmaker based between West Africa and South Asia. She has spent the past four years documenting conflict and post-conflict news seeking to make images that speak to our subjectivities and resistances as individuals, even while being shaped by the larger, politicized forces around us.

Before turning to photography, she provided crisis support and legal accompaniment services to survivors of sexual assault and later continued advocacy work at an immigrant workers center. She attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2014 and was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2015. Tanya has been trained in battlefield medical response after undergoing a course by RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues). She has also taken a hostile environment course, supported by the Rory Peck Trust and the Forum Freelance Fund.

Tanya has contributed to outlets such as the New York Times, Newsweek, Le Monde, VICE, Time Magazine, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She has filed regularly to the Associated Press and European Pressphoto Agency and has also partnered on humanitarian advocacy campaigns with UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières and others.

  • Gertie Fröhlich: (In)Visible Pioneer
    Sep 13, 2023 – Mar 3, 2024
    MAK
    Wien, Austria
    The artist Gertie Fröhlich (1930–2020) was in the background and yet still the focal point of the activities of the Viennese avantgarde.While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, she made contact with young artists of all disciplines, became the “moving spirit” of the Galerie nächst St. Stephan [Gallery near St. Stephan’s Cathedral], and her apartment at Sonnenfelsgasse 11 was soon a meeting place for creative people (more…)
  • Sage Sohier: Passing Time
    Publication
    Nazraeli Press
    International
    “During the isolation of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to revisit my archive of negatives and contact sheets from the 1980s, and discovered a number of interesting images that I had never printed. These photographs were made between 1979 and 1985 in a pre-digital, largely un-air-conditioned era, when people fled the heat of their houses to hang out in their yards and on the street. (more…)
  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)