Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town in India. Currently based in Kolkata, India.
She is a documentary photographer and visual artist. 
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, 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. Also, 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.

She became a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow in 2021.


Ranita is available for assignments.
email: 
ranita30roy@gmail.com

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Languages
Bengali, Hindi, and English


Experience
2021Guest Judge- Documentary Family Awards
2019- Present
Multimedia Journalist at Thomson Reuters
2020Empanelled Photographer for WaterAid India
2020Working with International NGOs as a Photographer
2019-2020
Worked with WaterAid India (Fellowship)
2020
Curating and editing @wpthejournal South East Asia (Group 27)
2019
Worked as a fixer and photographer for DPI217 NGO
2015
Worked as a documentary photographer for the Government of West Bengal in the Jalatirtha project


Education
2021Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow
2021Photographer video training South East Asia by Reuters
2020Women Photograph Workshop 2020
2020VII Interactive: You’ve Done the Work and Now What?? by Maggie Steber (Scholarship)  
2020
UN EmPower Media Bootcamp by UN Women Asia and the Pacific
2020
Reuters  Jakarta's Hostile Environment Awareness Training
2019-2020
Women Photograph Mentorship Class
2019
Finding your visual Voice_VII Agency _New York (Scholarship) 
2019
7th annual New York Portfolio Review (New York)
2017-2019
M.Sc. in Environment Science
2018
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop_Kolkata (Scholarship)
2018
New Directions on Documentary photography by Sohrab Hura at Kolkata
2018
Timothy Allen Photography Workshop, Residency at Sharjah, UAE (Scholarship)
2018
National Geographic Photo Camp Kolkata


Publications
2021The women photographers bringing nuance to the way COVID-19 is being covered (British Journal of Photography)
2021Through the looking glass: Women photographers capture life in lockdown (Hindustan Times)
2021Innovative investment could help solve the world's water crisis – here's how (World Economic Forum)
2021Turning the tide: the state of the world’s water – in pictures (The Telegraph)
2021Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water (WaterAid)
2021Chhordima by Ranita Roy (Photo-letter)
2021India to continue export of medicines, including vaccines: PM Modi (REUTERS)
2020
2020Silence Before the Storm (Cosmopolitan India)
2020
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2020SELF-PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CONFINEMENT
2020Modi's party, courting votes in Bihar state, promises free COVID-19 vaccines
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 Achievements
2021Magnum Foundation  Photography and Social Justice Fellowship 2021.
2021Amplify photo grant. Grantee
2021Attend National Geographic Storyteller Summit 2021
2021Highlighting Success Stories by Women Visual Storytellers and Journalists in 2020
2020Women Photograph: YEAR IN PICTURES
2020
Magnum Foundation_Inge Morath Award shortlisted
2020
Joop Swart Masterclass nominees (World Press Photo)
2020
Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer
2020
Become a full member of Diversify Photo
2019Nominated for 2020 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2019
Become a full member of VISURA
2019
Photograph selected by UN Human Rights collaboration with Women Photograph
2019
Special mention in "SACRED.The experience of beyond,2019 (Urbanautica)
2019
Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019 finalist 
2019
Women Photograph: Year in Pictures
2019
Selected to attend the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review
2019
Special Mention Award (Professional Category) for the 7th National Photography Award, India
2019
Selected as 2nd Runners up in Landskrona Foto Residency
2019
Become a full member of Women Photograph
2019
Selected to attend the emotional and physical resilience training in with ROAAAR. Supported by the IWMF and Blink
2018
Shortlisted for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
2018
Awarded scholarship for Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, NOOR Images,
2018
'Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award' for the Year
2018
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Organized by ARTPIL
2018
West Bengal State Award Champion at Kalanand organized by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2017
Nominee – Nature Section - PhotogrVphy Grant
2017
Achieved Honourable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award (GRANT)
2017
Among TOP 10 Finalist of International Women Photographer  Award
2016
UNESCO 2016, Climate Change 







Exhibition
2021The Journal exhibition with Jamii in Toronto
2020
DOUBLE EXPOSED - featured printed exhibition at the Indian Photo Festival
2020
"Togethering" Virtual Exhibition by Houston Center for Photography 
2020
"Resistance" Exhibition by Center for Media & Social Impact and American University School of Communication. (Washington D.C.)
2019NatGeo Photocamp exhibition at Kennedy Center (DC)
2019
7th National Photography Award Exhibition National Media Center in Delhi
2019
Dhaka International Exhibition (Single and Portfolio category)
2018The series 'Chhordima - Silent Feature of Women Movement" was screened in the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, Curated by Senthil Kumaran
2018
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Awards winners_25 July, at After Nyne Gallery, London
2018
Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
2018
30 Under 30 Women Photographers Artpil. LILLE and Paris, France
2017-2018
International Women Photographers Awards - (10 Places around the world)


Interview & Talks
2020_Speaker_International Media Summit 2020 (IIT BOMBAY)




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