Saumya Khandelwal

Saumya Khandelwal is an independent photojournalist who focuses her work on gender and environmental issues.

She has contributed to National Geographic, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Stern, Der Speigel, Nzz Am Sonntag, MIT Technology Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vanity Fair, and Caravan, as well as NGOs like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Malala Fund, and Path India.

Khandelwal was nominated for World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program from Asia region in 2019, and was a 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grantee for her work "Child Brides of Shravasti."

Recipient of the National Foundation of India Award 2017, Khandelwal's work has also been exhibited at Getty Images Gallery, London; India Photo Festival, Hyderabad; and Goa Photo Festival; and digitally exhibited at Women in Photography slideshow, Singapore.

Saumya's personal site can be found at