Ranita Roy is an independent storyteller hailing from...
Ranita Roy is an independent storyteller hailing from the vibrant cities of Kolkata and Pune in India.  Her creative journey revolves around exploring the fascinating intersections of fiction and reality, resulting in captivating quasi-documentary narratives.
With an artistic flair, Ranita specializes in crafting split-screen stories using photography, video, and animation, weaving a unique tapestry of visual storytelling.

Her commitment to her craft is underscored by her extensive training, including completing Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) in Jakarta, a nomination by Reuters. This training equips her to fearlessly delve into challenging environments to capture compelling stories from around the world.
Ranita's work has garnered widespread recognition, finding a place in esteemed media publications like Reuters, The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, The Caravan magazine, NPR, The Guardian, and Microsoft. Her portfolio showcases a profound dedication to themes related to the environment, social justice, and mental health, conveying powerful messages through her unique lens.
Equipped with a Master's degree in Environmental Science, along with knowledge in Anthropology, Zoology, and Botany, Ranita possesses an intimate understanding of both land and people, enriching her storytelling with depth and authenticity.
In 2021, she achieved the prestigious distinction of becoming a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, further solidifying her position as a transformative artist in the field. Her short film "BAPI" has been exhibited at renowned festivals, including the Breda Photo festival in The Netherlands and the Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) in 2023.

Currently, Ranita is actively engaged in a multimedia project focusing on the rights of sex workers in Maharashtra, India, supported by the Magnum Foundation and AJWS.

Ranita is available for assignments + commissions globally.

email: ranita30roy@gmail.com
Languages:  Bengali, Hindi, and English

Recognitions :

The Vital Impacts 2023 Mentorship Recipient 
How to edit everything: From portfolio to competitions to books by NK + DZ
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest shortlisted
Visura_Highlighting Success Stories By Freelancers Coming Into 2023
Selected as Consultant - Photographer/Videographer – Profiling Women’s Leadership - UN Women India CO

Magnum Foundation & AJWS grantee
PhotoVogue NFT Residency - Voice

Attended Les Rencontres d'Arles portfolio review
Curated Victor Zea's work in the exhibition of the Verzasca Foto festival, in Switzerland.
Selected for Pan-India project production and an exhibition focusing on 'Climate Change' in India, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Switzerland and the Swiss Embassy in India.


Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow
Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Newcomer) Finalist
Amplify photo grant
Hamburg Portfolio Review 2021
Women Photograph Workshop 2021
Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award Shortlist 2021
Photographer video training South East Asia by Reuters

Magnum Foundation_Inge Morath Award shortlisted
Joop Swart Masterclass nominees (World Press Photo)
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
UN EmPower Media Bootcamp by UN Women Asia and the Pacific

Women Photograph Mentorship Class
WaterAid India (Fellowship)
Multimedia freelance Journalist at Thomson Reuters
Urbanautica: Special mention in "SACRED. The Experience of Beyond,2019 
7th annual New York Portfolio Review (New York)
Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019 finalist
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
Timothy Allen Photography Residency at Sharjah, UAE
West Bengal State Award by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
New Directions on Documentary Photography by Sohrab Hura
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop_Kolkata (Scholarship)

Honorable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
Finalist of the International Women Photographer  Award

Selected Exhibition/ lecture & Interview

"Bapi"_Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2023
Artist Talk at Jakarta International Photo Festival (Upcoming) 
‘Standing on the Edge’_VII Insider highlights the works from Asia.
"Standing on the edge" shown at Kranj Foto Fest as part of Leica's projections.
Guest lecturer at Ramakrishna mission Vidyamandira

Panelist at SARC SYMPOSIUM 2023. Mitigation to Adaptation: Navigating Climate Change’s Impact on Public Health.TUFTS University
‘Standing on the Edge’_Exhibited at Centre for Climate and Society at Dublin City University, Ireland.
In Search of an Oasis exhibition at Museo Camera, Delhi.


FairTalk panel discussion. Switzerland.
Work is being featured at the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan, Italy.
IN SEARCH OF AN OASIS exhibition by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in De

NPR: During The Pandemic Photographer Ranita Roy Has Let Her Imagination Run Wild
Oceano Alterado Exhibition_São Paulo, Brazil
Hamburg Portfolio Review 2021_open air exhibition in Hamburg

Buzzfeed news: 9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World
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 the 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

"Chhordima" 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
Feature Shoot_Shocking Photos of the Floods in West Bengal_Interview

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


Ranita Roy

Ranita Roy is an Indian female visual artist based in India working in photography and film.
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