Sanjay Austa is an award winning documentary photographer based in New Delhi.
He started his career as a journalist. The switch to photography was gradual. His photographs and his choice of subjects however reflect his journalistic pedigree. His first assignment took him on an adventurous two-month expedition to Kanchenjunga, where he documented the Indian Army's climb to the summit.
From the Wild in the African Savannas to the life in the Arctic he has since then shot myriad subjects in diverse geographical climes. He however has a penchant for human-interest issues which are published regularly as photo-essays in the Indian and the International Media. His photo-feature on the 1984 anti-Sikh Delhi riots was exhibited in California by various human rights groups in 2009.
More recently he has done four picture books on World Heritage Monuments for Penguin Books. He has been awarded the prestigious Karamveer Puraskar Award (2010-11) given for his photo-essays on social and cultural issues.