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By Aneek Mustafa Anwar

Subhrajit Sen [b.1993] a Kolkata based documentary photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer, and educator. His work predominantly concentrates on the socio-political issues that are jeopardizing livelihood whilst being ignored by mainstream media.

After completing graduation, he enrolled at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Kolkata, and ‘Counter Foto- a center for visual arts’, Dhaka in 2016 to learn documentary photography.

With an urge to thwart the inevitable effects of Uranium Mining, he started his photography career through a project named ‘Death Valley’. It has been exhibited at ‘Jawaharlal Nehru University’, New Delhi in 2017, ‘Just another Photo Festival’ in 2018, and ‘Polyphony International Polyphony Photo Festival’, Kolkata in 2019 as an inviting artist.

Received Ian Parry commended award 2020 and secured Social Documentary Photography Grant 2018 by ‘Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts and Communications & Murthy Nayak Foundation’, New Delhi. Also shortlisted for Alexia Foundation student grant 2020.

He also photographed for some leading news outlets like Mongabay India, BBC India, The Hindu, Times of India, People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), and Classic Imaging Magazine.

Currently, he is documenting the water crisis in urban India as a fellow of ‘Water Aid- India’ and teaching at the photography department of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math.

By Sadia Nasrin

Grant | Awards | Fellowship

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

Exhibition

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

Publications

2020 – Mongabay India

2020 – FirstPost

2020 – Scroll.in

2020 – India Development Review (IDR) 

2020 – India Water Portal

2020 – India Water Portal

2020 – India Water Portal

2019 – Classic Imaging [Print]

2018 – People’s archive of rural India, India

2018 – BBC India

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

Education

2013 – Diploma in Photography from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math

2016 – 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