Ranita Roy

Photographer
     
Location: Andul
Nationality: Indian
Biography: Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a documentary photographer and visual artist. She completed Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) at Jakarta, nominated by Thomson Reuters (2020). Whose work has been... read on
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on NYTimes: Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis
ranita roy
May 2, 2019

One rainy night in 2015, Ranita Roy was startled awake by the feeling that an intruder was in her bedroom. She tried yelling, but discovered she could not move a single muscle.

“I wanted to open my eyes and run away from the room but I couldn’t,” Ms. Roy recalled of that night in her parents’ house in Kolkata, India. “It felt like I was drowning. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t see, but I could feel everything. It felt like someone was looking at me in the room but when I opened my eyes there wasn’t really anyone there.”


Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis
To help people understand a condition that frightened her at night, Ranita Roy used photography to visualize her experiences.
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Chosen for Togethering Virtual Exhibition by Houston Center for Photography

By Ranita Roy / Houston Center for Photography — Togethering Online Exhibition – Houston Center for Photography
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My photographs are included in Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 (U.S. Department of State)

By Ranita Roy / U.S. Department of State — Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 - United States Department of State For 20 years, the Trafficking in..
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The aftermath of Cyclone Amphan in Andul and South 24 Parganas

By Ranita Roy — The aftermath of Cyclone Amphan in Andul and South 24 Parganas The districts of southern West Bengal, such..
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Something Watching You by Ranita Roy portfolio special mention call 'SACRED. THE EXPERIENCE OF BEYOND', 2019

By Ranita Roy — Urbanautica Urbanautica
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The Medical Explanation Behind One Unusual Dream Phenomenon

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Interview with Ranita Roy

By Ranita Roy — Interview with Ranita Roy - UP Photographers Who? What? Where? When? Why? interview with Andul based..
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My interview published on GirlsClubAisa

By Ranita Roy — Ranita Roy - Girlsclub Asia Photojournalist, Ranita Roy, talks about life as a creative living in Howrah,..
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2020 Joop Swart Masterclass nominees

By Ranita Roy — Nominated in 2020 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass Nominees | World..
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The Soul and Serenity of India

By Ranita Roy — In the Washington Post Spring travel issue, my photographs and article got published in the main block and..
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Thomson Reuters - Pictures of the year:India

By Ranita Roy — A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World..
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Aljazeera - Week in pictures: From protests in Iraq to a quake in Albania

By Ranita Roy — ​ IN PICTURES/HUMAN RIGHTS - Week in pictures: From protests in Iraq to a quake in Albania ​​​
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The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world - Best Photograph of the Day

By Ranita Roy — he Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world
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EL PAIS - The images of the day

By Ranita Roy — ​ A selection of the best photographs of the day - 27th November, 2019 ​​​
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MIA “Russia Today” : Best photos of the week

By Ranita Roy — ​ Ria.ru offers readers the most vivid and emotional photographs taken by correspondents of world agencies..
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Sputnik International - This Week in Pictures: 16-22 November

By Ranita Roy — ​ People walk as smoke billows from burnt waste alongside a road in Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata,..
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Reuters - Column: China, India are both the problem and solution for coal, climate chang

By Ranita Roy — ​ A worker breaks coal for a steam engine belonging to Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which run on a 2 foot..
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Internazionale - OUR CLIMATE - The regions of the river deltas risk being left without land

By Ranita Roy — ​ Hindu believers on the banks of the Ganges in Calcutta, India on September 28, 2019. (Ranita Roy) ​​​
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Global News - Youth rally around the world in global climate strike

By Ranita Roy — ​ Students take part in a "Fridays for Future" march calling for urgent measures to combat climate..
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Interaksyon - Bullied by peers, India’s LGBT+ children drop out of schools

By Ranita Roy — ​ School children walk past a parked Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge..
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The Atlantic - Photos of the Week: Cool Pup, Orion Launch, Pitch Invader

By Ranita Roy — ​ A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2-foot-gauge railway and is a UNESCO World..
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The National (Opinion) - Beautiful images speak to a bygone era for Indian trains

By Ranita Roy — ​ A boy looks out of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train. Ranita Roy ​​​
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BBC News - Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2019

By Ranita Roy — ​ A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) steam train, which runs on a two-foot gauge railway line, passes by a..
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Reuters - The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

By Ranita Roy — ​ A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a two foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World..
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The Telegraph - Pictures of the Day: 29 June 2019

By Ranita Roy — ​ A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World..
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