Sugato Mukherjee

Sugato Mukherjee is a Kolkata, India-based photographer and writer whose work on the sulfur miners of East Java was recognized by UNESCO.

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Sugato Mukherjee is a photographer and writer based in Kolkata whose interests are multifold. He has worked on stories about the nomadic Changpa tribesmen in Eastern Ladakh; vibrant, syncretic cults in South India; and the lives of salt farmers in Gujarat and Vietnam. He also loves to write about unexpected travel destinations and food. His work has been published by Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, American Sociological Journal, Atlas Obscura, National Geographic Traveller India, The Globe and Mail, and Discovery.

Sugato’s coffee table book on Ladakh, published in New Delhi has received critical acclaim, and his work on the sulfur miners of East Java was recognized by UNESCO. He is currently working on a long-term documentary project on Kashmir and hopes to make a book out of it someday.

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