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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.