Tom Pietrasik is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York City.
Tom began his career photographing for British newspapers in the mid-1990s. After two years working as a staff photographer for the Sunday Herald in Glasgow, Tom relocated to New Delhi, India where he was based from 2001 to 2011.
Assigned by media outlets like the Guardian and The New York Times, Tom spent ten years covering issues across south Asia including the Sri Lankan civil war, tiger conservation and the rise of Hindu nationalism.
Tom continues to travel to south Asia as well as other regions including China and east Africa for video and photography assignments, working for a variety of clients including international NGOs like Oxfam and Save the Children and UN agencies such as UNICEF and WHO.
Tom’s photographs have appeared in galleries and museums including London’s National Portrait Gallery and the Ruhr Museum in Essen as well as Amsterdam’s Photoville festival. Tom’s short videos have been officially selected for exhibition at the London Short Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival. Tom’s short film on Indian barber’s shops, Saloon was shortlisted for the 2011 Virgin Media Shorts Competition.
Tom is constantly looking to stretch his abilities in photography and film and is keen to hear from those with ideas for collaboration. He can be reached at tom(at)tompietrasik(dot)com