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Sonny Thakur

Co-Founder, GRID Photo Editor

Sonny is the Photo Editor at GRID. His images have appeared in Rogue, Esquire, Elle Decoration, Smile, Travel + Leisure SEA, Harpers Bazar Korea, and Mind Food; his commercial work includes Hershey's, Aboitiz Group and BBDO Guerrero. He has attended The Angkor Photo Workshop and the Delhi Photo Workshop; he is currently represented by Getty Global Assignments. He also fixes up a mean cocktail and a great cup of coffee. His travel essentials include an Aeropress and portable grinder.

http://www.sonnythakur.com
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