Andul, Howrah, West Bengal, India
Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a photojournalist, whose work has been published in various media publications including Reuters, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The National (UAE), DW News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Feature Shoot, etc.
In 2019, Ranita joined Reuters as a freelance photojournalist. She has worked on numerous personal projects including Old Age Happiness, Sleep Paralysis, Flood and cyclone-affected areas, Child Labor, Health care issues, Animal rights and many more. She has also worked for the State Government of West Bengal. She has won numerous scholarships including the Scholarship from NOOR Images for Foundry Photojournalism 2018 Workshop, Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2018, and VII Academy scholarship for Finding your visual voice workshop -New York (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. In 2019 she was selected in Women Photograph mentorship program and bagged a fellowship from WaterAid India.
Ranita completed a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Asutosh College (Kolkata). She has also gained advance knowledge in narrative photography from New Directions by Sohrab Hura (Magnum Photographer), and National Geographic Photo Camp (Kolkata)2018. In 2019, she was selected for the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review organized by The New York Times in New York.
2019 - 30 Under 30 Women Photographers ARTPIL 2018, 2019 - Selected for New York Portfolio Review 2019, 2019 - Dhaka International Foto Fest 2019, 2019 - International Women Photographers Award 2019, 2019 - 7th National Photography Award, India, 2018 - HIPA 2017 (The Moment), 2018 - State Award 2018, 2018 - Shortlist for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, 2018 - Scholarship from Foundry 2018, 2018 - Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2018, 2018 - Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, 2018, 2018 - Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2018, 2018 - Stanley Greene Grant from NOOR 2018, 2017 - Montage 2017 (JPUC) , 2017 - International Women Photography Award 2017, 2017 - Winner in ISA MOSTRA, 2017 - Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, 2017 - Winner under Nature category, 2017 - Monochrome Portrait Photography Contest, 2016 - Among top 5 contestants, 2016 - UNESCO (Climate change), 2019 - Scholarship from vii academy, 2019 - National Photography Award, India , 2019 - Landskrona Foto Residency
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