Kanishka Sonthalia

A visual log of thoughts, works in progress and completed works. Documentary Photographer
A Visceral Sense
Location: Mumbai, India
Nationality: Indian
Biography: Kanishka Sonthalia (b. 1990) is an independent documentary photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her current project, A Visceral Sense, is based on the idea of dignity in birth and empowers non-traditional black families through... read on
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A Visceral Sense
Credits: kanishka sonthalia
Date of Work: 02/01/18 - Ongoing
Updated: 12/09/18
Location: New York
A Visceral Sense (Ongoing Project)
The question of what a psyche or a soul can experience depends, in large part, on what you believe it’s made of. Not all women get pregnant in the same situation- some have a spouse, some don’t. Their babies can be born into traditional nuclear families, others in non-traditional or stepfamilies. Some pregnancies are carefully planned, while others may come as a surprise. The transformation of a woman’s body and mind into motherhood is a fascinating journey.
A Visceral Sense is a body of work that explores the idea of dignity in birth and the emotional migration women go through. It foregrounds the childbirth experience of a teenage couple and a same-sex couple.

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