BIO

ShyamanthaI’m a British journalist and photographer who has lived and worked in Nigeria, India, the UK, and the USA. My stories and photos have appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Reuters, and Buzzfeed.

I started out in 2007 in London as a newspaper copy editor and I then spent five years as a foreign correspondent, writing mostly for the Economist. I won the Washington Post’s Laurence Stern fellowship in 2011. I’ve sailed across oil spills in the Niger Delta, chased hurricanes in North Carolina, and eaten crumpets in Birmingham for my stories. 

I’m now back in London and taking a break from journalism to work for the international medical charity Doctors of the World, while continuing to pursue long-term photography projects.

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