Niroshan Dajitha, Sirampiyadi Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

“I have been working as a photographer for the past three years. Since my husband is already a photographer, after our wedding, I started curating the best of the photos taken at events with him as a pastime. Then, as a next step, I learned about the camera and started taking photos with my husband at events. In Jaffna, there are no women who go to events and take photographs. But I have been welcomed in the society. I do not consider society's opinion in choosing what I like. I've seen parents of the bride feel comfortable taking pre-wedding shoots. Just as women are entering all fields today, they should not be afraid to enter the photography industry.”
Vijayatharsiny Thinesh, GPJ Sri Lanka