I am a freelance photojournalist/multimedia journalist and documentary photographer from Kolkata, India. The Diversify Photo Community currently represents me as a people of color (He/Him) from global south. I am a VII photo masterclass alumnus.

My objective in photography is to push the boundaries of storytelling in the digital age, while simultaneously developing socially relevant personal projects. My interests include, but are not limited to, evolving visual culture of India, cultural alienation, hyper-consumerism, climate change in the context of neoliberalism, mental health, data breaches in the age of surveillance capitalism, sociopolitical changes due to religious conflict among the religions in India, evolving identity and democracy, and other social contexts. My degree in Computer Science & Engineering, my understanding of digital space, numerous photography workshops that I have attended collectively inform my visual practice. I always love to connect photography with interdisciplinary media, as the current trend of photography is to create more impact by getting new technological offerings mixed with it. 

I have worked with BBC News, Social and Political Research Foundation India, and other media outlets. The Cortona On The Move collected my multimedia work for a permanent archive on the covid pandemic.


REPRESENTATIONS:

Diversify Photo Community 


GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS:

VII Foundation International Scholarship
Only person from Asia to receive this Scholarship to attend the VII Photo Masterclass 2018-19, Warsaw, Poland

 
PUBLICATIONS:

05/2020: Photo-Letter: Newsletter: Woman with a Disc

04/2020: Fotofestin Newsletter: Efectos del envejecimiento de la población en la India

03/2020: Broad Magazine: Bengaluru - Growing Fasty

12/2019: Social Political Research Foundation: Photo Archive Project: Chipping Away: The Paradox of Documenting E-Waste

11/2019: Discover India Magazine (Print): A Naga Feast

11/2019: Social Political Research Foundation:  No Country for the Elderly

09/2019: Social Political Research Foundation:  Glimpses from the Garden City

07/2019: Travel and Leisure Magazine: Discovering Street Art In Warsaw

07/2019: Travel and Leisure Magazine (Print): Art for the Street

06/2019: BBC News: My parents wanted me to marry. I became a DJ

01/2019: Travel and Leisure Magazine : Discover The Nightlife Of The Nagas During The Hornbill Festival

01/2019: Travel and Leisure Magazine (Print): A Naga Feast

12/2018: BBC News: I don't want to burden my children: Life in an Indian care home

09/2018: BBC News: The Indian tribe that gave up hunting to save forests 


EXHIBITIONS:

2021: Truck Quarantine, Cortona on The Move, The Covid-19 Visual Project, The Economic Effects (Chapter 4.09)  — Permanent online archive on the coronavirus pandemic 

2021: Truck Quarantine, The Covid Experience Dispatches from Asia by Poy Asia — Program of Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

2021: Truck Quarantine, Online global exhibition by Indian Photo Festival 2021

2019: The Expendables, Solo Print exhibition by Kolkata International Photography Festival


INVITED TALKS:

04/2022: Lecture on “Social Media Application & Democratic Journalism”. Howrah Press Club, Howrah, India

02/2021: Online Arist talk on my project: Truck Quarantine. “How to fuse democratic journalism and remotely guided vernacular, 
photography using cross-platform social media applications?”. Fotofestín – Festival de Fotografía México, Mexico

06/2020: Online Arist talk on my work on Nagaland. “The Environmental Warriors of Khonoma, Nagaland”. Jaya He Museum Digital Carnival, Utsar 2020. Jaya He GVK New Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai, India


LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH | BENGALI or BANGLA | HINDI


CONTACT:

Facebook: /sayan.images | Instagram: /sayan.images | Linkedin: /sayan-images
sayan.images@gmail.com

Sayan Hazra

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