Asha Stuart is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on sociocultural themes. Her passion for storytelling has taken her across the world—documenting rural village voodoo ceremonies in Haiti and acid attack burn wards in India. Asha’s story interests are rooted in the lives of people living in marginalized communities and facing injustice in areas of racial inequality, women’s rights, and environmental issues. Asha’s National Geographic Society grant funded her work documenting the Siddi tribal people, an African diaspora community that arrived in India some 500 years ago. Her short films have appeared on CNN, PBS, and other news outlets. She previously worked as an investigative video journalist for Circa News, based in Washington D.C., covering politics, culture, and environmental and women’s issues. Asha is currently a freelance video and photojournalist creating short news documentary profiles across Asia. She is a 2016 National Geographic Young Explorer grantee and is part of the 2017 Young Explorer Leadership and Development Program.