St. Louis, MO, USA
Neeta Satam is a multilingual visual journalist who splits her time between US and India. She has covered breaking news and editorial assignments for media outlets such as The Guardian, ABC News, Wall Street Journal Custom Studios, Chicago Reader Columbia Missourian, and Vox Magazine. She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop- Barnstorm XXVI and 64th Missouri Photo Workshop. Neeta pursued an MA in Journalism at Missouri School of Journalism.
Her personal work explores the themes of cultural assimilation, human identity, and the environment. Prior to pursuing journalism, Neeta worked eight years as an environmental scientist in the environmental consulting industry in the United States. She is currently working on a documentary project that chronicles the impact of climate change on the Himalayan glaciers.
She is available for domestic as well as international assignments.
Grants + Scholarships
2017 - Smith Patterson Science Journalism Fellow at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
2016 - O. O. McIntyre Fellowship (Highest Postgraduate Award), Missouri School of Journalism
2015 - Correspondents Reporting Grant, Missouri School of Journalism
2015 - Richard Oliver Reporting Grant, Missouri School of Journalism
2014 - Duffy Reporting Grant, Missouri School of Journalism
2014 - MU Global Programs Scholarship, Missouri School of Journalism
2013 - Fields Fellowship, Missouri School of Journalism
2012 - Jack & Dorothy Fields Tuition Scholarship - Missouri Photo workshop
English, Hindi and Marathi – Native or bilingual fluency
Urdu and Gujarati – Limited working proficiency
2017 - NPPF Rich Clarkson Scholarship
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Loktak Lake, Manipur, India
Moirang Themapabi, 60. Thanga Tongbram Leikai, Manipur
Moirang Themapabi has been fishing in Loktak Lake and selling her catch since she was a teenager. The construction of the Ithai Dam has resulted in fish scarcity in the lake, impacting the livelihood of her entire family. She spends more hours fishing than she did before the dam was constructed. Over the years due to long working hours, she has developed severe calf and backache issues.