Indaia Whitcombe is a documentary storyteller living in Durham, North Carolina. As a student at Bennington College in Vermont, Indaia studied sociocultural anthropology. She has worked on community projects in Kenya, lived on the Hopi reservation in Arizona, conducted fieldwork with Berber agropasturalists in Morocco and taught at a boarding school in rural Namibia. Recent projects have brought her to Varanasi, India where she documented life on the Ganges and to Malawi where she worked with new mothers to tell stories about maternal health. Indaia has brought her photographic eye and passion for storytelling to all of these experiences. She received her certificate in documentary art from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke with a concentration in photography, audio, and writing. As a Lewis Hine Fellow, she spent a year documenting the neighborhood of South Boston, MA. She is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Indaia is interested in telling stories about place, community and family in rural populations.

Contact:   indaia.whitcombe@gmail.com