Based in Kolkata, India.

Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town in India. Currently based in Kolkata, India.
She is a Visual Storyteller.

She completed Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) at Jakarta (2020) nominated by Reuters. Whose work has been published in various media publications including Reuters, The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, The Caravan magazine, NPR, Buzzfeed News,Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Cosmopolitan Magazine, The National (UAE), DW News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Feature Shoot, BBC, British Journal of Photography.
She completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, also having knowledge in Anthropology, Zoology, Botany, all of which helped her to understand the land and its people, in a very intimate way. She likes to do stories on Environment, social justice, Mental Health with a personal narrative.

She was Shortlisted in the 2020 Inge Morath Award (Magnum Foundation). She attended the 7th annual   New York Portfolio Review organized by The New York Times in New York. In 2021 she attended National Geographic Storytellers Summit.

In 2021, she became a  Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow and She has been shortlisted for Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Newcomer) 2021.

Ranita is available for assignment globally.
Languages:  Bengali, Hindi, and English

Experience/ Awards / Mentorships / Fellowships / Grants

Hamburg Portfolio Review 2021
Buzzfeed news: 9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World
NPR: During The Pandemic Photographer Ranita Roy Has Let Her Imagination Run Wild 
Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Newcomer) SHORTLISTED
Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow
Amplify photo grant. Grantee
Guest Judge- Documentary Family Awards
Women Photograph Workshop 2021
Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award Shortlist 2021
Photographer video training South East Asia by Reuters

Attend National Geographic Storyteller Summit

Magnum Foundation_Inge Morath Award shortlisted
Joop Swart Masterclass nominees (World Press Photo)
Empanelled Photographer for WaterAid India
Women Photograph Workshop 2020
VII Interactive: You’ve Done the Work and Now What?? by Maggie Steber (Scholarship)
Reuters: Jakarta's Hostile Environment Awareness Training
The Washington Post Magazine: The Soul and Serenity of India
UN EmPower Media Bootcamp by UN Women Asia and the Pacific

Nominated for 2020 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2019-2020 Women Photograph Mentorship Class
WaterAid India (Fellowship)
Present Multimedia Journalist at Thomson Reuters
Urbanautica: Special mention in "SACRED. The experience of beyond,2019 
The New York Times: Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis
7th annual New York Portfolio Review (New York)
Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019 finalist
Selected as 2nd Runners up in Landskrona Foto Residency
7th National Photography Award, India: Special Mention Award (Professional Category)

Shortlisted for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Organized by ARTPIL
National Geographic Photo Camp Kolkata
Indian Girl on Reuters: Hailed Photography Prodigy After Winning Award.
Timothy Allen Photography Workshop, Residency at Sharjah, UAE (Scholarship)
West Bengal State Award Champion at Kalanand organized by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
New Directions on Documentary photography by Sohrab Hura at Kolkata
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop_Kolkata (Scholarship)

Nominee – Nature Section - PhotogrVphy Grant
Honorable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
Among TOP 10 Finalist of International Women Photographer  Award
 2017-2019 M.Sc. in Environment Science

UNESCO 2016, Climate Change

Exhibition/ Interview & Talks

Hamburg Portfolio Review 2021_open air exhibition in Hamburg
HiberNation Podcast: Ghost Attack
Backstory: What is Great Photography? Part 3: The New Vanguard (Obsidian Project)
The Journal exhibition with Jamii in Toronto
DOUBLE EXPOSED - featured printed exhibition at the Indian Photo Festival

"Togethering" Virtual Exhibition by Houston Center for Photography
"Resistance" Exhibition by Center for Media & Social Impact and American University School of               

Communication. (Washington D.C.)
Speaker_International Media Summit 2020 (IIT BOMBAY)
Interview on GirlsClubAsia
Interview with Ranita Roy (UP Photographers )

NatGeo Photo camp exhibition at Kennedy Center (DC)
7th National Photography Award Exhibition National Media Center in Delhi
Dhaka International Exhibition (Single and Portfolio category)

The series 'Chhordima" was screened in the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad.
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Awards winners_25 July, at After Nyne Gallery, London
Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
30 Under 30 Women Photographers Artpil. LILLE and Paris, France
Thomson Reuters-Indian girl hailed photography prodigy after winning the award
Published in Feature Shoot with my interview

International Women Photographers Awards - (10 Places around the world)


Ranita Roy Photography

Ranita Roy is an Indian female visual journalist and creative based in India working in photography and video.
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