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  1. Image courtesy: Dipanwita Saha

    Image courtesy: Dipanwita Saha

    Image courtesy: Dipanwita Saha

  2. Bio

    What do you do with your life once you get your final degree from the University ? Especially when you come from a middle-class family, being the only child ? You should run behind the best possible job, settle down and follow everyone else. Be like others ! But there were other realities too. I was born in India, a country of unjust, extreme poverty, which is class and cast divided, a regional superpower, having a racist religious party in power. The secular India that my grandparents used to talk about was long gone by the time I had my first cigarette. I remember the December nights of 2014- when I had the inner battle going on in my soul. I had to be like others, or I had to find a way to live a ‘bigger’ life. I chose the latter one- I became a photographer.

    My art practice as a photographer has persistently engaged with the socio-ecological impacts of industrial practices on marginalized communities and the repercussions of climate change on biodiversity. My work seeks to explore the multifarious dynamics of geological exploitation and its relation to larger problems of cultural ecosystems and social discrimination in India.

  3. ➢ Exhibitions

    2023 - Death Valley" - Photo London

    2023 -  "Death Valley" - Vannam Dalit History Month Photo Exhibition -2023

    2019 - “Death Valley” - ‘Polyphony International Polyphony Photo Festival’, Kolkata

    2018 - “Death Valley” - ‘Jawaharlal Nehru University’, New Delhi

    2017 - “Death Valley” - ‘Just another Photo Festival’, Kolkata


    ➢ Grant | Awards | Fellowship

    2022-   Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Project felowship 

    2020 – Ian Parry commended award

    2019 - Photography Fellowship by “Water Aid – India”

    2018 - Social Documentary Photography Grant by ‘Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communications &
    Murth Nayak Foundation’, New Delhi

    2018 - Documentary Photography Award by ‘International Academic Forum’, Japan


    ➢ Publications

    2022-  The reality of saving young mangroves in the Sundarbans - Mongabay India

    2022-  How the Sundarbans missed an opportunity to harness solar energy - Mongabay India

    2021- In anticipation of India’s largest coal mining project - Mongabay India 

    2020- In the dark world of white clay - Mongabay India

    2020- India Water Portal 

    2020- India Water Portal 

    2020- India Water Portal 

    2019 - Classic Imaging [Print]

    2018 - People's archive of rural India

    2018 - BBC India 

    2018 - The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times [Print]


    ➢ Education

    2013- Diploma in Photography from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math
    2015- Bachelor in Commerce [ Hons.] from Burdwan University, India
    2016- Diploma in Graphic Design from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math
    2017- International Student Exchange Program, RKM Vidyamandira And Counter Foto, Dhaka
    2019- Professional Photography Program, Counter Foto, Dhaka