Child trafficking in Gabon © Kalpesh Lathigra
From Native Americans to the Anglo-Afgan war to the Tsunami “after” landscapes to people portraits to child trafficking in Africa, the work of Kalpesh Lathigra is just fascinating.
Kalpesh Lathigra was born in 1971 in London. Kalpesh studied Law at University before dropping out to pursue photography. He went to the London College of Printing to take a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism and was awarded The Independent Newspaper’s Photography Scholarship, after spending a year on staff he turned freelance working for national newspapers until 2000 when he was awarded a 1st prize in the World Press Photo (Arts category). He left newspapers in 2000 to concentrate on long term projects. In 2004 Kalpesh was awarded The W. Eugene Smith Fellowship for the “Brides of Krishna” and in 2005 a Winston Churchill Fellowship. Recently Kalpesh has been working on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, USA looking at the life of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Kalpesh’s work has appeared in The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), The Guardian Magazine, The Independent Magazine, Geo, Marie Claire, Le Monde, etc…
Emma Thompson © Kalpesh Lathigra
Lost in the Wilderness © Kalpesh Lathigra