Uma Sanghvi is a photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Ohio.
Uma graduated from Stanford University with honors and a Firestone Medal in 1999, and pursued a masters degree in visual communication at Ohio University. After photo internships with the San Jose Mercury News and The San Diego Union-Tribune Uma joined the staff of The Palm Beach Post in 2003.
As a Post photographer she covered the tsunami aftermath in Sri Lanka, photographed in Haiti for her Walking with Angels photo story, and her work was part of the Post's hurricane coverage portfolio that was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography in 2005.
In 2005 Uma was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend a year on a photo documentary project in Mauritius, Africa. Her work has also been recognized by The National Press Photographers Association, the Southern Short Course in News Photography, Women in Photojournalism, Cox Newspapers (Best of Cox), Florida Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists (Green Eyeshade Awards) and others.
Uma is a Visiting Professional in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University teaching photojournalism and multimedia courses.
All images copyright Uma Sanghvi or The Palm Beach Post.