Kolkata, West Bengal, India
I am an independent photojournalist currently based out of Kolkata, India. Prior to that, I worked as a staff photojournalist for the Hindustan Times in New Delhi. In the very beginning of my career, also contributed for the Reuters, Associated Press as a stringer. I hold an engineering degree in Information Technology but an immense interest in visual arts from the childhood led me to pursue a full-time career in photography. With 10 years of experience in the field of photojournalism, my work mainly focuses on the lesser reported issues related to human rights, child rights, women empowerment, climate change, natural calamities, human traditional culture and lifestyle with a very personal approach. My works have been published and exhibited widely in India and internationally.
Publications & Commissions :
BBC, CNN, Associated Press, The Guardian, Hindustan Times, Mint, Forbes India, Vice, Fair Trade USA, Honest Tea (The Coca-Cola Company), Greenpeace India, Oxfam India, Amnesty International, The Huffington Post, Foreign Affairs Magazine, Ohio Today, The Sunday Guardian, Entreprenuer, Timeout, The Hindu Business Line, Fountain Ink, The Juice Magazine, Better Photography, Creative Image Magazine, Firstpost, Man's World India, Outlook, aCurator Magazine, Roli Books.
2016 - The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015, 2015 - NPPA's Best of Photojournalism award, 2015 - Fellowship by Centre for Science and Environment., 2014 - MFI Award (Media Foundation of India), 2011 - POY by Better Photography Magazine.
- Breaking news
Braveheart girl lit a flame
India was stunned when a 23 year old female physiotherapy intern was beaten and brutally gang raped by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December, 2012 and thrown out of the vehicle, almost dead. She was first taken to Safdarjang Hospital, received multiple surgeries, and was placed on mechanical ventilation. Though still critical, the victim tried her best to communicate with her doctors by writing notes. On 26 December, 2012 she was moved to Singapore for further treatment, where she died on 29 December while undergoing emergency treatment for brain and gastrointestinal damage from the assault. As the details of the case became public, outrage and protests overtook the nation.