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 Washington Post Magazine, 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.

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Languages
Bengali, Hindi, and English


Experience
2019 - PresentContributor  at Thomson Reuters
2019-2020
Working with WaterAid India (Fellowship)
2019
Worked as a fixer with DPI217 NGO


My Projects
2020
Women with a positive mindset _Bhopal, India_(WaterAid)
2020
Migrant workers and water in Bhopal, India (WaterAid)
2019-2020
Protest against CAA NRC (INDIA)
2019Aftermath of Cyclone BULBUL in West Bengal, India
2019
Women Heroes in Indore, India (WaterAid)
2019
Aftermath of Cyclone FANI in Odisha, India
2018
 Price of Milk
2018
 Something watching Me
2018
Documentary on “Healthcare of poor and financial backward women & children in India” (Self project)
2018
" Pollution during Festival” based on Diwali Festival (NatGeo Photo Camp)
2018
Documentary on Tribal Education System - Project under Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) who promotes Linguistic harmony by teaching 15 Indian languages to non-native learners
2018
Covered the project "Celebration With a Smile", Organized by Howrah Suparna in collaboration with ChildLine Howrah
2018
Travel Assignment on a resort called “Teen Taley Eco Village Resort” Sikkim
2018
Event assignment on Book Release “Impact of Indian Forest Act on the Forest Dwelling Tribes” authored by Suparna Sanyal Mukherjee at Governor’s House (Rajbhavan) Kolkata
2016-2017
Documentary on Advancement of Relationship
2015
Self-project on Old Age Happiness (Chhordima)
2015
Nature's own Art
2015-2017
 Child labor and Child education system in India
2015-2017
 The environmental issue in flood-affected areas
2015
Documentary on irrigation system under West Bengal Government called Jalatirtha

 
Publications
2020
The Soul and Serenity of India by Ranita Roy ( The Washington Post Magazine)
2019
Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis (New York Times Lens Blog)
2019
Pictures of the year: India (REUTERS)
2019
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was published in Reuters
2019
Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2019 was published in BBC NEWS
2019
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was published in Reuters Editor's Choice
2019
Editor's Choice Pictures- REUTERS
2019
Editor's Choice Pictures- REUTERS
2019
Published in DW News
2019
A dream ride inside the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was published in The Economic Times
2019
Selected by The Guardian as Best Photographs of the day
2019
All aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - in pictures was published in The National (UAE)
2019
Best photos of the week
2019
Published in Gladrags Media
2019
Photos: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was published in Hindustan Times
2019
Fact A Look at Life in India, Part 1/2 was published in avax.news
2019
PHOTOS: India in the week gone by was published in rediff.com
2018
The project "Deluge, Distress & The Disastrous Backwash Of Floods On The Lives Of Children" published by Leher India - Child Rights organization
2017
Publish in popular blogging site, WP fotoblogia, a part of Wirtualna Polska Group, Poland
2017
Published in Dodho Magazine- One of the most influential online magazine
2016- 2020
Published in Photo Vogue
2016
Published Indian Child Education System in Private Photo View
2016
Published Child labour and Child Education in Femina Media (Hungary)
2016
Published Photo series on Child Education at 121Clicks


 Achievements
2020Joop Swart Masterclass nominees (World Press Photo)
2020Nominated for Jakarta's Hostile Environment Training Program (Thomson Reuters)
2020Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer
2019
Photograph selected by UN Human Rights collaboration with Women Photograph
2019
Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019 finalist 
2019Women Photograph: Year in Pictures
2019
Selected to attend the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review
2019
Bagged a scholarship from VII academy for Finding your visual Voice  -  workshop at New York
2019
Special Mention Award (Professional Category) for the 7th National Photography Award, India
2019
Nominated for 6x6 Global Talent Program - Asia edition, World Press Photo Foundation
2019
Selected as 2nd Runners up in Landskrona Foto Residency
2019
Selected to Exhibit in Dhaka International Photo Fest, Category – Portfolio (Storytelling)
2019
Selected to attend the emotional and physical resilience training in with ROAAAR. Supported by the IWMF and Blink
2018The Project - "Healthcare of women & children in India" was shortlisted for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award
2018
Awarded scholarship for Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, NOOR Images, Stanley Greene Scholarship
2018The series 'Chhordima - Silent Feature of Women Movement" was screened in the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, Curated by Senthil Kumaran
2018
Among 5 winning portfolios in 'Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award' for the Year
2018
Among the selected photographers for 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Organized by ARTPIL
2018
West Bengal State Award Champion at Kalanand organized by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2017Nominee – Nature Section - PhotogrVphy Grant
2017
Achieved Honourable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award (GRANT)
http://fotodocument.org/fotoreportage-award/
2017
Among TOP 10 Finalist of International Women Photographer  Award
2016
UNESCO 2016, Climate Change 




Education
2020
Reuters  Jakarta's Hostile Environment Training
2019-2020
Women Photograph Mentorship Class
2019-2020
Fellowship for Wash Project (WaterAid India)
2019
Finding your visual Voice_VII Agency (New York)
2019
7th annual New York Portfolio Review (New York)
2017-2019
M.Sc. in Environment Science
2018Foundry Photojournalism Workshop  (Kolkata)
2018
New Directions on Documentary photography by Sohrab Hura at Kolkata
2018
Timothy Allen Photography Workshop, Residency at Sharjah, UAE
2018
National Geographic Photo Camp Kolkata
2014-2016
Graduated in BioScience (BS.c)


Exhibition
2020
"Resistance" Exhibition by Center for Media & Social Impact and American University School of Communication. (Washington D.C.) - Feb 3 – March 30
2019
7th National Photography Award Exhibition National Media Center in Delhi
2019
Online show has organized by Antidote Art Design
2019
Selected to Exhibit in Dhaka International (Single and Portfolio category)
2018
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Awards winners_25 July,at After Nyne Gallery, London
2018
Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharja, UAE
2018
30 Under 30 Women Photographers Artpil, LILLE and Paris, France
2017-2018
International Women Photographers Awards - (10 Places around the world)
2017
Exhibit in Maya Art Space (Kolkata)
2017
Winner (Nature category) Lens & Lady, organized by Vigour media & Education, Jaipur, India
2017
ISA MOSTRA Photography Exhibition (Winner)
2016 & 2017
Montage Jadavpur University Photographic Club (JUPC) Exhibition
2016Graphoto exhibition at Kolkata, India


Interview
Associate Press Multimedia newsroom - http://www.apmultimedianewsroom.com/multimedia-newsroom/star-of-india-sir-don-mccullin-hails-new-female-photographic-prodigy?fbclid=IwAR1WRr_SZBTjdtAQyhhhra2KpR3JDHx_2nZxe7emO9F9581bwTOdZouiOl8

Thomson Reuters - https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/12/03/indian-girl-hailed-photography-prodigy-a?videoId=488022059&videoChannel=1004&channelName=Lifestyle&fbclid=IwAR1dgDRHNcVf1vxG7-zwOXnKuzuuaR0WlXLqFpuaXxSS1YIzHW_x4oFfUc4

2020_Interview on GirlsClubAsia
https://girlsclub.asia/meet-the-artist/ranita-roy/?fbclid=IwAR1XQoSxj6jqN1cAG3qbNXjGpSV-tR3_oPuxPay4lAsR9M8orQP-pk-3PPo 
2020_ Interview with Ranita Roy (UP Photographers )
https://upphotographers.com/interviews/interview-with-ranita-roy/?fbclid=IwAR0C6Z28bN1b1X7TvulDeA1HhimgNy4bKxr8UA_1EkPEgvGJNqatJZtzHzo
Spin It Social Hour
https://www.facebook.com/SteffenSpinItSocial/videos/10215806309007909/?__xts__[0]=68.ARDUuJDbhzgX0fN9AHMm0wed4HVoT7Jql-dtKdN-LtnFYs_e8slr6AQqGK5FOKI0R1B7BWHlaKjDghbVX1m96VVpSBVh89L68C8lmkJL4L4PbrRTKXGv3BWyy_ZRl0jnd5XnTiS2B8HMxezU9-bmABXIrIdI4OVKcB0dX6_KxDbOWli524ybRp2DRPWgoSp64149lHvl12mEsqJC&__tn__=K-R 
Published in Feature Shoot with my interview on the project - https://www.featureshoot.com/2018/04/shocking-photos-of-the-floods-in-west-bengal/ 

The series "Chhordima" & "Upanayanam" was published as Featured Artist in explorenation.net, photography posts, workshops, writings and thoughts by Steven V-L Lee



Print Sale
2020https://www.lifeboat.community/prints 
2020The Diversify Photo + Darkroom COVID-19 Relief Print Sale
2020
Women Photograph Print Sale collaboration with Look & Seen
2019
The Diversify Photo x Darkroom Holiday Print Sale
2019
Limited edition print sale by Antidote Art Design



Books

2017_Got published in the book "Telling of Trees" Vol. 1, by Steven Lee
2018_One of the contributors in the book "Kolkata then and now", which was launched at Oxford Bookstore.




Ranita Roy Photography

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