Photography is a form of art that expresses what words can’t. SonaliDevnani is a portrait photographer who uses her passion for photography as a medium to bring about social change and spread cultural awareness. Her work captures the aura of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds of the society. Over the years, she has traveled to various cities and countries, understanding and documenting the lifestyle, traditions and conflicts of its residents. She believes photography is a universal language that connects people from all over the globe irrespective of their beliefs and backgrounds. Her main motive isn’t capturing aesthetically pleasing images for visual media but to uncover the emotions and stories of her subject. Breaking all the barricades, she continues to inspire everyone with photography using it as a tool to create a positive impact in all spheres of the society. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED Studio format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx SonaliDevnani is a portrait photographer, a journalist, an independent filmmaker and most importantly a storyteller, aiming to bring a change in the society, by capturing and spreading stories through her lens.
Sonali's debut documentary, "Addicted Innocence", much like her other works, focuses on a social issue: Drug Abuse. It showcases drug abuse among underage children and has won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx