Today’s episode features Sujata Setia, an internationally renowned and published storytelling photographer based in the UK as she discusses heavy topics like her battle with mental health and her career journey towards success.
“You go down with depression or you take action and face the pain.” Creativity has always fueled Sujata. Sujata talks about her battle against bipolar depression and how she transformed the pain into art.
Sujata has set countless trends in the photography world with her images and unique visual language. She is well-known, for being the first photographer to bring babies and furry animals into a single frame to create remarkably heartwarming images. Her “Generations” series capturing the undying love between elderly couples and that of grandparents and grandchildren has gone viral globally. Sujata gives some us remarkable photography and marketing skills like how telling a story true to you is the best form of marketing to organically grow. She also speaks on the importance of “preparing for success” and having a tribe.
Sujata is the first-ever baby photographer of Indian descent to represent the country in global summits such as the Click Family Conference in Brazil, BabyF in Spain, Congreso Smile in Argentina, Baby & Kid Romania and Portugal to name a few.
For the past 7 years, Sujata has travelled globally to 20+ countries (including US, Australia, Dubai, China, Israel, India, Belgium, Mexico, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, Romania, Canada, Austria and Poland ) to teach photography to over 3000+ students (enthusiasts and professionals alike) and continues to educate and contribute to the collective growth of this industry. Her works are often compared with Norman Rokwell’s illustrations and if you are looking at them right now... you might confuse them to be paintings. Sujata is also a professor of photography at EFTI, one of Europe’s premier photograph institutese, based in Spain. She is on the jury for many international photography awards. Her works have been published in Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, The Daily Mail, ABC NEWS, New York Post, CTV NEWS, RTL TV, TIMES NOW, THE HINDU, MUMBAI MIRROR, Buzzfeed, Vanity Fair and Good Housekeeping Magazine to name a few.
With patrons such as Vanessa Bryant, Adriana Lima and HuffPost to name a few, Sujata’s works enjoy a dedicated social media engagement from over 250, 000 followers.
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