“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayank as a writer for Lonely Planet India and then as editor of BBC Good Food India. He is a brilliant visual artist as well as documentary photographer. His images stand out for their striking composition, sense of colour and a certain rawness. I continue to see and admire his images and look forward to his upcoming work. I wish him the very best.”

Sona Bahadur (Editor Good Food Magazine, India)

“Mayank Soni’s captures have a kind of lyrical quality and innocence it. I, sometimes, feel that being a closet explorer he tries to touch the Himalayas by capturing the soaring nature of the human spirit. It’s almost spiritual – be it in the creases of an aged nomad, the wonder on a child’s face or the zen calm of a Leh landscape. Now here’s the twist to his tale – did you know that till six years ago, he was a crime reporter? Yes, he once covered the dark side of human nature. And now this.. Chew on that!”

Priya Sugathan (Assistant Editor, Bombay Times)

“We work for the development of the people, especially children and Mayank has helped us capture and represent our work with his humane camerawork. With a very little brief, he has wandered in to marginalised communities we work in and captured the process of change with detail. He has the patience and the good heart to see the innocence around and reflect it well.”

Nilesh Nikade (Communication and Documentation Manager, Save the Children, India)

Mayank has been a regular contributor to Saevus. His work reflects his passion for travel and a discerning eye for photography.”

Sree Nandy (Editor SAEVUS Magazine)