Sephi Bergerson is a freelance photographer and author with extensive commercial background in both advertising and studio work. After moving to India in 2002, he began taking up documentary assignments for a range of respected international NGOs and publications. Here his ability to connect with local communities while covering sensitive issues saw him create his unique photographic identity that combines his studio discipline with his photojournalistic experience and integrity.
His strengths lie in understanding a client’s creative vision and delivering projects on time and budget and to a high standard. Comfortable under pressure, he is an energetic and dedicated, creative professional with great communication skills.
Bergerson has covered issues ranging from Rural support, Education and General health programs, to Polio, Malaria, and HIV/Aids all over India for international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Malaria No More, GalvMed, The Aga Khan Foundation, Caritas and more.
He has created photographic documentation for high profile corporate clients such as Apple Corporation, Shell Oil, Sandvik Mining, Ernst & Young (EY), Western Union, Kingfisher (UK), Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and others.
His work has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Forbes, Discover Magazine, WirtschaftsWoche, AFAR, Le Monde, The Guardian, TIME magazine, The Independent UK, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure, VOGUE, Marie Claire and others.
Bergerson’s first book, STREET FOOD OF INDIA, was published in 2009 and has won international acclaim, mentioned in The New York Times list of best cookbooks of 2010 and nominated for Best in the World in the Gourmand Cook Book Awards in Paris 2010.
His second book, BEHIND THE INDIAN VEIL – A JOURNEY THROUGH WEDDINGS IN INDIA was published in India on August 2015, and launched in New Delhi by high profile politician and author Dr Shashi Tharoor.
Other book projects include TRIUMPH OVER POLIO for UNICEF, HORN PLEASE – Trucks And Trucking in India for SafeExpress, ITALIAN KHANNA for Ritu Dalmia / Penguin Random House India, and more.
After living in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York City, San Francisco, Paris and New Delhi, Sephi has set down roots in an old Portuguese villa in Goa, with his wife,three daughters and their three cats.
Sephi is available for assignments in India and worldwide.
Specialties: Photojournalism, Documentary photography, Corporate, NGO, Portraiture, Writing, Storytelling.