Hannamari Shakya is the founder, Editor-in-Chief and creative director of Raw View. She established the magazine in 2007 as Photo Raw and re-launched it as Raw View in 2014. Hannamari has a background in journalism, writing, documentary photography, and documentary filmmaking. For her MA in arts and culture, she majored in media.

As a journalist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker, she has been fascinated by intimate stories that depict the changes in our societies. Hannamari also believes that the stories we tell are always somehow connected to our personal narratives.

A documentary photograph can be the crack where the light gets in. It can reveal both hidden messages and the obviously visible. It can make people more socially conscious of what is going on in the world. And still, it can be as artful as any other form of visual medium.