Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Ronny Sen (b. 1986, Silchar) is a film director, writer and photographer based in Calcutta.
His debut feature film Cat Sticks world premiered in the competition section at Slamdance Film Festival, 2019 where it won the jury honorable mention. He has previously directed television documentaries for BBC. He started his career as a photographer and has made two artist books, Khmer Din (2013) and End of Time (2016). He was invited to be an artist in residence in Japan by The Japan Foundation in 2013 and in Poland by the Polish Institute in 2016. He received the Getty Images Instagram Grant in 2016 for his work in Jharia coal mines which were shown in his debut solo exhibition in 2018 titled, Fire Continuum at gallery Tarq in Mumbai.
His works are included in the permanent collection of the Alkazi Collection of Photography.
2016 - Winner
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Getty Images Instagram Grant 2016
Indian photographer Ronny Sen has been awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant, which recognizes photographers who document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. Sen won the prize for his work on the dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand where underground fires have burned for more than a century.