BIO

ShyamanthaI’m a journalist, photographer, researcher, and story-gatherer, who’s committed to highlighting the stories of minorities. My stories have covered refugees across Europe, domestic workers in Mumbai, and people who are homeless on the streets of London.

I have 14 years’ experience, involving stints as both a journalist and also a story-gatherer for NGOs. As a journalist, my stories and photos have appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, and Buzzfeed. My NGO clients include ActionAid, M├ędecins du Monde, Refugee Week, and Crisis. 

I started out in 2007 in London as a newspaper copy editor and then spent five years as a foreign correspondent in Nigeria and India. I’ve also worked in the USA, after winning the Washington Post’s Laurence Stern fellowship in 2011. I returned to London in 2015.

In my free time – or anytime – I like to sing.