Sanjay Austa is a Writer and Photographer based in New Delhi, India. However he spends most of his time on the road traveling.
He started his career as a full-time journalist . But after a few years on the job he quit to become a freelance writer and photographer. He has since then spent his time traveling across India and abroad exploring places and cultures.
His travels have taken him to diverse geographic climes including an adventurous two-month expedition to Kanchenjunga, (where he documented the Indian Army’s climb to the summit), the African Savannas, the Arctic, the deserts in the Middle East and across the United States on the Amtrak.
His stories and photo-essays are published regularly in the Indian and the International Media including the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveller, Time, The Sunday Guardian, Departures, Centurion, Mail Today, Tehelka, Bangkok Post, Mint-WSJ, Outlook Traveller, Caravan, Mumbai Mirror, Deccan Herald, The Hoot, etc. His photo-feature on the 1984 anti-Sikh Delhi riots was exhibited in California and UK by various human rights groups in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
He is a guest faculty at various journalism institutes including the Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC), New Delhi, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, NADT Nagpur and various Delhi University Colleges.
Besides travel he also writes on social, cultural and photography issues for the media. He has done four picture books on World Heritage Monuments for Penguin Books. He was awarded the Karamveer Puraskar Award in 2010 for his photo-essays on social and cultural issues.
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