Kanishka Sonthalia

A visual log of thoughts, works in progress and completed works. Documentary Photographer
   
My Life, My Katherine
Location: Mumbai, India
Nationality: Indian
Biography: Kanishka Sonthalia (b. 1990) is an independent documentary photographer currently based in Mumbai, India. Her work focuses on human rights issues related to women, the social construct, and the identity of sub-communities. Education Eddie Adams... MORE
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My Life, My Katherine
Copyright Kanishka Sonthalia 2022
Date of Work Nov 2017 - Dec 2018
Updated Dec 2018
Topics Adolescence, Children, Discrimination, Documentary, Dreams, Essays, Faith, Family, Happiness, Islam, Joy, Lifestyle, Love, Migration, Parenting & Family, Photography, Portraiture, Relationships, Religion, Twins, Youth
Amal, Munna & Lion
Amal, Munna and Lion belong to an immigrant Yemeni family who runs a bodega in Brooklyn, New York. Amal and Munna, six-year-old twins and Lion, a ten-year-old suffering from down syndrome along with seven other siblings are supported by their single mother who manages household chores as well as the bodega. While they bring a sense of cultural pride, this narrative illustrates their Yemeni American identity as they go through their childhood.
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