Emily Garthwaite

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During the days of Saddam Hussein, it was banned to complete the Arbaeen Pilgrimage, and in doing so, many pilgrims were killed or imprisoned for a minimum of two years. Local Iraqis living on this route offered shelter to Shia Muslims and allowed them free passage during the night. They would mark their homes to signal they were safe and cook all through the night.

Boys play in the concrete washing vats inside Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai. Dhobi Ghat is Mumbai's largest open-air laundry service.

A young boy rests in a fishing net hammock in Sandakan, Borneo.

An elderly gentleman walks back from lunch in Calcutta, India

Trainee Buddhist monks play in the grounds of their monastery in Ranong Province, the least populated region in Thailand.

Men watch a vintage car race at Goodwood Revival in England.

Khushboo is from the Musuhar caste, one of the most marginalised communities in India. The threat of child marriage and trafficking is critically high amongst these communities. Female empowerment organisations like Nari Gunjun provide support, safe houses and education for young girls. Khushboo now lives at Nari Gunjun's boarding school in Bihar and has won nationally in karate.

A young man washes with soap at dawn on Lake Malawi's waters edge in Malawi.

A nightbus in the busy centre of Calcutta, India

Oxford Circus, London

Mumbai, India

A mahout’s [elephant keeper] daughter with vitiligo stands beside her family's elephant in Jaipur, India

Home, UK

An Afghan man in the Calais Jungle, 2016

Pine forest in Ghum, West Bengal

Emily Garthwaite

Emily Garthwaite is a 25 year old London based photojournalist focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. She has worked across India, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has had exhibitions in Israel, Iran, Greece, France, London, Italy, Washington D.C, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Los Angeles and Montreal.

Her image of an Asian elephant was selected as a Finalist for Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2015, in the Photojournalism category.

She recently co-directed her first documentary The 40th Day in Iraq on Arba’een, the world’s largest annual pilgrimage. The film will be premiering in August at Chehelcheragh International Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Emily was a member of Street Photography International from 2016 – 2018, a collective of four street photographers. Emily is now a member of Leica Akademie India and runs international workshops. She has done talks at the London School of Economics, Natural History Museum and Muji.

She has a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Westminster, 2016.


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