Neeta Satam

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Neeta Satam is a multilingual documentary photographer of Indian origin whose work explores the themes of cultural assimilation, the human condition, and the environment. During an eight-year consulting stint as an environmental scientist with a Fortune 200 company, she observed that concerns about economic growth—rather than about conservation and human health issues—often drive environmental policy. Her yearning to communicate science and conservation issues ultimately prompted a career switch to visual journalism. She joined the graduate program in journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism to learn the craft of visual storytelling. During that time, she has won several grants and scholarships to research the visual framing of climate change in the media and to document the impacts of climate change on the Zanskar region of Kashmir. Neeta’s personal history and cultural identity have always influenced the issues that draw her as a scientist and a visual ethnographer to the work itself.