Taniya Sarkar


Nothing Left to Call Home

The work presented here is a small part of Taniya’s ongoing long-term project ‘Nothing Left to Call Home’ that seeks to memorialize under-reported traumas of women’s resilience before a generation of memories is lost. This project explores how religious violence in my home state of West Bengal, eastern part of India, is also patriarchal violence targeting women.

About Taniya

Born in 1992, Taniya Sarkar, an independent photographer based in Kolkata, India. She has pursued her education with a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta. Her study redirected to Pathshala South Asian Media Institute to learn photography and completed a one-year diploma. She has come across a various aspect of nature, people and landscape. The concept of photography has been changed over a while. She started finding her attachments on what she can talk about or manifest her thought through her visual medium.

Her view on her existence and surrounding is very political from where she started to understand that nothing is sudden. Finding the past and digging out the fact leads her to practice documentary photography. Incidents are unique and give rise to a new incident which motivated her visual process. As an emerging documentary photographer, her work mostly concerns subjective engagement with contemporary social issues. As an Indian-Bengali woman, she tends to situate the socio-political reality of today’s time from a women’s perspective, through the stories of women which are also suppressed for a long time.

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