Tanya Kaur Bindra is an independent photojournalist and filmmaker. She has spent the past four years reporting on postcolonial politics and communities across West Africa and South Asia.
She has contributed to outlets such as the New York Times, Newsweek, Le Monde, VICE, Time Magazine, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She has filed regularly to the Associated Press and European Pressphoto Agency and has also partnered on humanitarian advocacy campaigns with UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières and others.
Before turning to photography, she provided crisis support and legal accompaniment services to survivors of sexual assault and later continued advocacy work at an immigrant workers center.
She can be contacted for assignments worldwide.
Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People's Journalism
Photoboite 30 Under 30 Women Photographers
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII
Rory Peck Trust
Forum Freelance Fund
New York Times Portfolio Review
RISC Battlefield First Aid
The Other Hundred Book
GANTA, LIBERIA – October 17: Young people dance at Club Dalvino before an 11 PM country-wide curfew intended to stop the spread of Ebola, on October 17, 2014 in Ganta, Liberia. Though most clubs and bars have closed since the Ebola epidemic struck the city that borders neighboring Guinea, some youth continue to dance on the weekends in the hopes of regaining a sense of normalcy in their lives. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for The Washington Post)
Shikiepa gets a haircut from his brother after nearly two months of growth while he was in the hospital batting Ebola and later, nursing the bedsores he got when forcibly tied down during his treatment, in Red Light, Paynesville, Liberia on 22 March 2015. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for Newsweek)
A man looks out of his prison cell at the police station nearest to the welding shed Emmett Logan squatted and eventually died in, in Red Light, Paynesville, Liberia on 23 March 2015. Emmett often came through the same cell when charged with petty thief or drug possession. (Photo by Tanya Bindra for Newsweek)