Shailendra Yashwant is an independent documentary photographer and environmental journalist based in India. He has been documenting, reporting and campaigning on environmental issues across Asia for over three decades now. He has previously worked with Greenpeace in India and Southeast Asia as Campaigns Director where he led campaigns on deforestation, phase out of fossil fuels, uptake of renewable energy, and protecting our oceans.
He has partnered with many organisations including Save The Children (New Zealand), Oxfam (India), UNICEF (India), Sanctuary Nature Foundation (India), Changing Markets Foundation (UK), Health Care Without Harm (India), Thanal (India) and Swedwatch, on projects ranging from environmental investigations into industrial pollution, to designing and reviewing communications and advocacy strategies for mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction projects.
He regularly contributes opinion pieces, photo-features and investigative reports to various international