Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a documentary photographer and visual artist. She completed Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) at Jakarta, nominated by Thomson Reuters (2020). 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 National (UAE), DW News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Feature Shoot, BBC.

In 2019 Ranita joined 
Reuters as a freelance photojournalist and also joined  WaterAid India as an Empanelled Photographer in 2020. She has worked on numerous personal projects including Old Age Happiness, Sleep Paralysis (Research work)), Flood and cyclone-affected areas, Child Labor, Health care issues, Animal rights, and many more. She has won numerous scholarships including the Scholarship from  NOOR Images, Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship  2018, and VII Academy (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. She was Shortlisted in the 2020 Inge Morath Award (Magnum Foundation). In 2019 she bagged a fellowship from WaterAid India. She is currently a  2020 Women Photograph mentorship program mentee.

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



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

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Languages
Bengali, Hindi, and English


Experience
2020
Empanelled Photographer for WaterAid India 
2019 - Present
Contributor  at Thomson Reuters
2019-2020
Worked with WaterAid India (Fellowship)
2020
2019
Worked as a fixer and photographer for DPI217 NGO
2018
As a documentary photographer and videographer for Howrah Suparna NGO
2015
Worked as a documentary photographer for Government of West Bengal in Jalatirtha project


Education
2020
Reuters  Jakarta's Hostile Environment Awareness Training
2019-2020
Women Photograph Mentorship Class
2019
Finding your visual Voice_VII Agency (New York)
2019
7th annual New York Portfolio Review (New York)
2017-2019
M.Sc. in Environment Science
2018
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop  (Kolkata)
2018
New Directions on Documentary photography by Sohrab Hura at Kolkata
2018
Timothy Allen Photography Workshop, Residency at Sharjah, UAE
2018
National Geographic Photo Camp Kolkata
2014-2016
Graduated in BioScience (BS.c)


Publications
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 Achievements
2020
Magnum Foundation_Inge Morath Award shortlisted
2020
2020
Nominated for Jakarta's Hostile Environment Training Program (Thomson Reuters)
2020
Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer
2020
2019
2019
Photograph selected by UN Human Rights collaboration with Women Photograph
2019
2019
2019
2019
Selected to attend the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review
2019
Bagged a scholarship from VII academy for Finding your visual Voice  -  workshop at New York
2019
Special Mention Award (Professional Category) for the 7th National Photography Award, India
2019
Nominated for 6x6 Global Talent Program - Asia edition, World Press Photo Foundation
2019
Selected as 2nd Runners up in Landskrona Foto Residency
2019
Selected to Exhibit in Dhaka International Photo Fest, Category – Portfolio (Storytelling)
2019
2019
Selected to attend the emotional and physical resilience training in with ROAAAR. Supported by the IWMF and Blink
2018
The Project - "Healthcare of women & children in India" was shortlisted for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
2018
Awarded scholarship for Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, NOOR Images, Stanley Greene Scholarship
2018
The series 'Chhordima - Silent Feature of Women Movement" was screened in the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, Curated by Senthil Kumaran
2018
2018
Among the selected photographers for 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Organized by ARTPIL
2018
West Bengal State Award Champion at Kalanand organized by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2017
2017
Achieved Honourable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award (GRANT)
2017
2016







Exhibition
2020
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2019
7th National Photography Award Exhibition National Media Center in Delhi
2019
2019
The online show has organized by Antidote Art Design
2019
Selected to Exhibit in Dhaka International (Single and Portfolio category)
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)
2017
Exhibit in Maya Art Space (Kolkata)
2016
Graphoto exhibition at Kolkata, India


Interview & Talks


Print Sale
2020
2019



Books

2017_Got published in the book "Telling of Trees" Vol. 1, by Steven Lee
2018_One of the contributors in the book "Kolkata then and now", which was launched at Oxford Bookstore.




Ranita Roy Photography

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