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, 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.
2019 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 Special mention in "SACRED.The experience of beyond,2019 (Urbanautica)
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 Special Mention Award (Professional Category) for the 7th National Photography Award, India
2018 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)
2017 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
2016 UNESCO 2016, Climate Change
Exhibition/ Interview & Talks 2021 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
2020 "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 )
2019 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 AP-STAR OF INDIA - SIR DON MCCULLIN HAILS NEW FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODIGY Thomson Reuters-Indian girl hailed photography prodigy after winning the award Published in Feature Shoot with my interview
2017 International Women Photographers Awards - (10 Places around the world)