Photography and videography
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Suzanne is a professional documentary photographer & filmmaker living between India and Malaysia. Working on projects across Asia, she divides her time between long-form personal projects and commissioned work.
Her clients include development organisations such as International Planned Parenthood Federation, Save the Children, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UN Agencies. Her work have been published in features in The Guardian, The International New York Times, Le Monde, Svenska DagBladet and Polityka besides others.
Suzanne's work is regularly exhibited in print & multimedia exhibitions internationally in photo festivals across Japan, China, Malaysia, Cambodia and Germany. Her work was also on show in Museum Ecomusee Forges et Moulins de Pinsot (France) in 2013. She has recently finished working on a photo book project with Legatum Foundation on modern slavery and in 2010, and her work was published in The Mercy Project/Inochi by James W Delano.
2015 - JURY for the KL-International Photo Awards, 2012 - UNICEF-GEO Photo of the Year Award, 2011 - DAYS Japan International Photojournalism Awards, 2010 - UNICEF-GEO Photo of the Year Award, 2007 - Angkor Photo Festival Prize
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- RISC training
- Video capture
Family Planning in rural India
Shashi Devi (aged 28) sits for a portrait in her house in the village of Shahpurjat, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. While Shashi had a tubectomy done after having 2 sons, Monika, her brother-in-law's wife, is still trying for a son after having 2 daughters. Shashi did the operation because she wanted to "give her 2 children the best and inflation will make things difficult" , and she believes that a "small family is a happy family". She has been pushing Monika to get her husband to do an NSV so that Monika's life is not endangered since her previous pregnancies have been complicated. Shashi has now decided to trade her son with Monika's daughter to convince Monika not to risk her life trying for a son.
India's longest train journey
Train passengers look out the window as they travel on the Himsagar Express 6318 passing through the state of Haryana. 6318 / Himsagar Express is India's longest single train journey, spanning 3720 kms, going from the mountains (Hima) to the seas (Sagar), from Jammu in the Indian Himalayas to Kanyakumari - the southern most tip of India.
Minor Miners - underground
Teenaged coalminers are lowered into a mine shaft with the lunch for all the workers below ground in Meghalaya, India. Miners, many of them children as young as 10, spend around 12 hours per day underground, chipping away at the coal seam with pickaxes in crouched positions. Many miners die from mines collapsing or flooding in this region. This is a part of an ongoing personal project.