Primary clients: Reuters
Languages Spoken: English, Bengali, Hindi
Years of experience: 3 to 5
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, The Guardian, The National (UAE), 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 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 to attend the NOOR 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, the West Bengal State Award by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation and she was a top 10 finalist of the International Women Photographer Award 2017.
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 (Kolkata), 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.
Photography is a kind of meditation for me. I started photography in 2015. I love to capture everything around me, yet I have a very special interest in Narrative photography. Through this medium of art, I express myself and remain good.