NPAC - News Photographers Association of Canada
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Nayan Sthankiya is an award winning East Indian multimedia journalist raised in Canada with a decade of experience in photography, visual storytelling, video and multimedia, based primarily in Asia covering breaking news, politics, cultural and environmental stories on assignment as well as self generated editorials. Born in Uganda, Africa to East Indian parents, forced to flee during a brutal military dictatorship learning first hand at a very young age the importance of media, the image and it's role as a witness, its ability to foster dialogue and in that dialogue effect positive change.
He studied multi-media arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He slowly gravitated away from fine arts to photography after spending a year lobbying the Chinese government for the release of a wrongly imprisoned South Korean photojournalist, Seok Jae-hyun, arrested while documenting North Korean refugee's in China. He again saw first hand the power of the media and the image to educate, inspire and motivate.
2014 - Nominated for Photography, 2012 - Honourable Mention, Deeper Perspective, 2012 - Honourable Mention, Photojournalism, 2011 - Honourable Mention, Portrait, 2010 - Honourable Mention, Landscape, 2010 - Honourable Mention, Portrait, 2010 - Nominee, People, 2009 - Best Story of the Decade “Best of Exploration”
- Breaking news
- Video editing