Anjali Pinto

Anjali Pinto is a writer and photographer in Chicago. Her photography and essays have been published in Chicago Magazine, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Bitch Magazine and Rolling Stone. After studying photojournalism at the University of Missouri, she began her business in Chicago and established a mix of editorial and commercial clients. During the first year following the sudden passing of Pinto’s husband, Jacob Johnson, she shared a photo and long-form caption to Instagram every day as a way of healing. She wrote about many facets of the unbelievable reality in mourning her beautiful, seemingly healthy 30-year-old husband. With each photo and glimpse into her grief, she was able to offer her audience an honest account of what sudden loss and everlasting love are. In being vulnerable, her pain and joy enriched many people’s perceptions of grief.