Neeta Satam

Neeta is a freelance photojournalist based between Saint Louis and Mumbai. Her work has featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, Bloomberg News, ESPN, The Washington Post, and Forbes amongst others. Her work explores the themes of cultural assimilation, the environment, and gender inequity through documentary photography. During an eight-year consulting stint as an environmental scientist in the United States, she observed that economic growth motives rather than concerns about conservation and human health often inform environmental policy. This realization combined with her passion for conservation ultimately prompted a career switch to visual journalism. Neeta has an MA in Journalism Degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. She received the Smith/Patterson Science Reporting Fellowship supported by the Pulitzer Center in 2017. The National Press Photographers Foundation and The Society of Professional Journalists have recognized her work. Neeta Satam is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantees. She is working with Priyanka Borpujari to report on education, contraception, and abortion in Argentina.