A Woman's Lens

Rucha Chitnis Photography


Women are our invisible life force. They are the world's farmers, seed savers, peace builders, human rights defenders and environmental guardians. As a photojournalist, I am passionate about making the invisible visible--particularly women's counter narratives and grounded alternatives in the face of human rights abuses, food insecurity and ecological and climate crises.


A picture is worth a thousand words. And words shape our reality. My photojournalism attempts to test assumptions, debunk stereotypes and shift a narrative that often erodes the agency of women of color. I am a fellow at International Women's Media Foundation and an alumni of Asia 21 Young Leaders of the Asia Society. This year, I am excited to produce my first documentary short, In the Land of My Ancestors.


I also consult with women's rights groups and other nonprofits on their storytelling and visual communications strategy.  Let me know what you think of these curated stories. I would love to hear from you!




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