My name is Abhinay Lakshman and I was born and brought up in Kolkata, India. After having finished my Bachelor's in communication from the University of Newcastle, I decided to get into journalism. I worked in a small news website in Singapore as sub-editor/reporter in 2017. Eventually I came back to India and worked at The Features Desk of The Statesman for 6 months. It took me a while to realize that I wanted to shift to photojournalism.
I have been fascinated by the field of journalism and photography alike for a long time. Visually documenting news is as important, I believe. Now that we have access to such a medium, I think it is imperative that it is used to the fullest capacity to visually document the news and view different perspectives from around the world to consider where we stand among them.