Arpan Munier is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York. She double majored in photography and sociology.Photography is Arpan’s passion. She had been using a camera since she was 11 years old.
Arpan has worked as a photographer for the United Nations and served in Sudan and Afghanistan.
On Jan. 9, 2005, after three years of negotiations, a Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed between the southern rebels of Sudan and the Khartoum government. The agreement ended one of Africa’s longest and bloodiest civil wars of two-decades. A year later there were celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Arpan provided photographic coverage of the events.
In Afghanistan, Arpan covered the Loya Jirga, a forum unique to Afghanistan in which people come together to settle affairs of the nation or rally behind a cause. Arpan also taught at ‘Pathshala’ South Asian Institute of Photography in Dhaka, Bangladesh.