Neeta Satam is an India-born freelance photographer based in the United States. Her work explores the themes of cultural assimilation, the human condition, and the environment 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 issues often inform environmental policy. This realization combined with her passion for conservation ultimately prompted a career switch to visual journalism.
The desire to learn the craft of visual storytelling to communicate environmental issues brought her to the Missouri School of Journalism. Neeta’s work has been published in various media outlets including, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal’s Curiosity Magazine, Chicago Reader Magazine and ABC News. Her personal history and cultural identity have always influenced both the issues that draw her as a visual journalist and the work itself.