Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a photojournalist, whose work has been published in various media publications including Reuters, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera ,The Guardian, The National (UAE), DW News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Feature Shoot, etc.

In 2019, Ranita joined Reuters as a freelance photojournalist. She has worked on numerous personal projects including Old Age Happiness, Sleep Paralysis, Flood and cyclone affected areas, Child Labor, Health care issues, Animal rights and many more. She has also worked for the State Government of West Bengal. She has won numerous scholarships including the Scholarship from  NOOR Images for Foundry Photojournalism 2018 Workshop, Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2018, and VII Academy scholarship for Finding your visual voice workshop -New York (2019). Her work has been recognized numerous times including by UNESCO (Climate change). She received the 7th National Photography Award (India), an Honorable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award and she was a top 10 finalist of the International Women Photographer Award 2017. In 2019 she was selected in Women Photograph mentorship program and bagged a fellowship from WaterAid India.

Ranita completed a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Asutosh College (Kolkata). She has also gained advance knowledge in narrative photography from New Directions by Sohrab Hura (Magnum Photographer), and National Geographic Photo Camp (Kolkata)2018. In 2019, she was selected for the 7th annual  New York Portfolio Review organized by The New York Times in New York.

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Languages
Bengali, Hindi and English


Experience
Joined Thomson Reuters as Contributor from March 2019
Working with WaterAid India (Fellowship) 2019-2020


Education
2017-2019
M.Sc. Environmental Science (2017-2019), Vidyasagar University, India
2019-2020
Women Photograph Mentorship Class
2019-2020
Fellowship for Wash Project (WaterAid India)
2019
Finding your visual Voice- VII Agency (New York) Scholarship from VII Academy 
2019
The New York Portfolio Review (New York, USA)
2019
Selected to attend the emotional and physical resilience training in with ROAAAR Supported by the IWMF and Blink
2018
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop  (Kolkata, India) Scholarship from NOOR
2018
Timothy Allen Photography Workshop  (Sharjah, UAE) Scholarship
2018
New Directions on Documentary Photo, Magnum Photos Sohrab Hura (India)
2018
National Geographic Photo Camp (India)
2015
B.Sc. Biological Science, University of Calcutta, (India)

 
Publications
2019  
Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis-  New York Times, Lens Blog
2019
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway-  Reuters 
2019
Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2019 - BBC NEWS 
2019
All aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway -The National (UAE) 
2019
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- Hindustan Times   
2019
A dream ride inside the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway -The Economic Times 
2019
"Calcutta Then | Kolkata Now," images published alongside other photographers
2019
Published in Gladrags Media
2018
TAPSA 2018_XPOSURE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL (Sharjah, UAE) 
2018
Feature Shoot Interview, West Bengal Floods
2018
Private Photo View, Child Education
2018
Dodho Magazine, Street Photography
2018
Xposure, Upanayana - Transformation of a Boy
2018
Women in Street "Animal Magic," curated by Orna Naor
2018
Leher India (Child's Rights Org.), "Deluge, Distress & The Disastrous Backwash Of Floods On The Lives Of Children."
2018
Women in Street "Something To Talk About," curated by Marci Lindsay
2018
Leher India, Through Her Lens II: 5 Female Photographers To Follow This Women’s Day, Capturing The Plight Of Children In India
2018
National Geographic Society's Photo Camp
2018
Broad Magazine's Instagram
2017
Femina Media (Hungary), Child Education
2017
121Clicks, Child Education
2017
"Telling of Trees" Vol. 1, by Steven Lee. Selected images published in Lee's book
2017
WP fotoblogia (Poland), West Bengal Floods 


 Achievements
2019
Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019 finalist 
2019
The New York Portfolio Review 2019
2019
Scholarship from VII Academy for the workshop "Finding Your Visual Voice" - 2019 (NYC)
2019
Landskrona Foto Residency 2019, Runner Up
2019
Dhaka International Photo Fest, Special Mention for Portfolio
2018
7th Annual National Photography Award, India
2018
National Geographic Photo Camp Kolkata 2018
2018
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, NOOR Images, Stanley Greene Scholarship, Recipient
2018
Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2018
2018
Indian Photography Festival 2018, "Chhordima - Silent Feature of Women Movement"
2018
ARTPIL 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018
2018
Nominated in 6x6 Global Talent Program organized by World Press Photo Foundation
2018
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2018 Shortlist
2017
West Bengal State Award Champion, Prafulla Dahanukar Art International Photography Grant 2017
2017
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, Honorable Mention
2017
Finalist for International Women Photographer Award 2017 
2017
Montage Photo Festival 2017 (JUPF) Photography Contest and Exhibition
2017
Nominee – PhotogrVphy Grant 2017
2016
Montage Photo Festival 2016 (JUPF) Indo-Bangladesh Photography Contest
2016
Better Photography Magazine India, 1st Place Portrait 
2016
UNESCO 2016, Climate Change 

     
Exhibition
2019
Online show and print sale _organized by Antidote art.design
2019
Marilyn Stafford 2018 FotoReportage Awards winners_25 July,  at After Nyne Gallery, ( London)
2019
7th National Photography Award Exhibition National Media Center in Delhi (INDIA)
2019
Exhibit in Dhaka International Photo Festival (Bangladesh)
2018
Xposure International Photography Festival
2018
(Sharjah, UAE)2018  30 Under 30 Women Photographers Artpil
2018
At LILLE and PARIS (France)
2017
International Women Photographer Award
2017
At Saudi Arabia,France, India, Dubai


Interview

AP multimedia newsroom
Reuters- Indian girl hailed photography prodigy after winning award
Feature Shoot - Published with interview on the project

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