Subrata Biswas is an Indian independent photojournalist currently based out of Kolkata. Prior to that, He worked as a staff photojournalist for the Hindustan Times in New Delhi. In the very beginning of his career, he also contributed for the Reuters, Associated Press as a stringer. Academically, he holds an engineering degree in Information Technology but an immense interest in visual arts from the childhood led him to pursue a full-time career in photography. With 10 years of experience in the field of photojournalism, his 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. His works have been published and exhibited widely in India and internationally.

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Available for assignments (documentary, NGO, editorial, portrait) across India.

For general inquiries and private commissions, please feel free to get in touch at :
Mobile : +91- 900-783-7780
E-mail : subratabsws@gmail.com

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.

Awards & Fellowships :

2017     : Nominated for the Prix Pictet award and shortlisted to be featured in the book named ‘SPACE’.

2016     : The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015

2015     : Fellowship by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

2015     : NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism award, Honourable Mention in Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing category.

2014     : MFI Award 2014 (Media Foundation of India), Honourable Mention in Best Photo Story category.

2011     : POY (Photographer of the Year) by Better Photography Magazine, Honourable Mention in Photo Essay category (Theme – Song of the Road). 

Exhibitions :

2019     : “Eyes on main street” photo festival (5th edition) in North Carolina, USA.

2018     : “Eyes on main street” photo festival (4th edition) in North Carolina, USA.

2017     : “Time and Tide”, a group show at gallery Manora, Bangalore.

2017     :  Solo Show organized by “Pondy Art” in Pondichrrey, (“When Art Meets Life”).

2017     : “Octavio Paz and India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)

2016     : “Octavio Paz and India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at ICCR Art Gallery, Kolkata (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)

2016     : 2nd Photojourn festival, Bangkok (Human-elephant conflict).

2016     : Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, curated projection (Human-elephant conflict).

2015     : Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad (Purulia Diary).

2015     : “Backs to the Wall”, an exhibition by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2015     : “Octavio Paz and India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at Piramal Art Gallery, Mumbai (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)

2015     : Dali International Photography Exhibition, a curated projection (“When Art Meets Life”).

2014     : Sensorium, Festival of Art, Literature & Ideas at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts. (“Octavio Paz and India”)

2014     : 10th Angkor International Photo festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia (“When Art Meets Life”) .

2014     : “Octavio Paz in India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)

2013     : 9th Angkor International Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Behind the Mask).

2013     : 2nd Delhi Photo festival, curated projection (Purulia Diary).