New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sharbendu De is a New Delhi based documentary photographer, videographer and writer.
He specialises working in high-risk zones including natural disasters and conflicts, and operates well in community environments; De started his career working in natural disasters with the Asian Tsunami (2004) in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. Till date, he has worked in seven natural disasters including the Nepal earthquakes (2015), Jammu & Kashmir Floods (2014), Uttarakhand flash floods (2013-14) and the Asian Tsunami. He’s widely photographed across India, but also Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and has photographed stories on environmental and wildlife conservation, climate change, human rights, gender, tribal issues etc.
De is proficient in the use of artificial lighting, light mixing, directing and creative shoots as well as the documentary approach. He prefers an involvement at the research, edit and narrative sequencing phase. He has a contemporary approach to storytelling including portraitures; this is reflected in his personal projects - Between Grief and Nothing, Imagined Homeland and The Myth of Time.
Alongside his practice, he mentors young photojournalism and documentary photography students at AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia University (2012-present), New Delhi, among other institutions. He’s exhibited in UK, Portugal, Nepal, and across India.
His not-for-profits clients include UNDP, Oxfam India, WWF-UK, CARE, WWF-India, Greenpeace, ABT Associates, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), World Vision India, CARE India, Rotary International, Save The Children Finland, Save The Children Bal Raksha Bharat etc. His editorial work has been published across Mashable, Outlook Traveller, Fountain Ink, Marie Claire, Indian Express, Caravan Magazine, Motherland, Down To Earth, Scroll, Der Grief etc.
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