Hannamari Shakya


“I am fascinated and intrigued by intimate and thoughtful long-term projects that reveal something universal about all of us. I believe that the most universal is the most personal. I am interested in seeing documentary photography with an artistic approach from both emerging and established photographers. I am a big believer in the nonexistent line between art and documentary. The most poignant works that I’ve seen, have met in the middle. I appreciate analogue photography and the combined use of different mediums to tell a story. I am not keen to see photojournalism.”

Hannamari Shakya is the founder and publisher of the award-winning photography magazine Raw View. Established in 2007(-2017) as Photo Raw, the international magazine focused on documentary photography with an artistic approach.

From 2017 to 2018, Hannamari started and worked on Raw View Editions that focuses on documentary photography books. She also teaches, conducts long-term photography workshops and does mentoring work. She draws on more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the field of documentary photography, filmmaking and books.