Born 1981, Sumit Dayal grew up in a small neighborhood of Kathmandu where his parents, who moved here from Kashmir about thirty years ago, continue to reside.
At eleven, Sumit was sent to a boarding school in New Delhi, where he completed his high school and college education. Sumit’s exposure to a confluence of cultures from an early age provided him with a rich understanding of the people and societies in this part of the world.
In 2006 Sumit graduated from the Documentary & Photo Journalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York and soon after he traveled extensively, covering stories in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
In January 2009, after seventeen years Sumit returned to his motherland Kashmir. He is currently working on his first book there.
Sumit is represented by Prospekt agency in Milan and is based out of New Delhi.