Vicky Roy,Documentary Photographer

Originally from West Bengal, Vicky Roy ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station, before he was rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, “Street Dream” at India Habitat Centre; supported by the British High Commisson.

In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook a course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York.

His first monograph ‘Home Street Home’ published by the Nazar Foundation released at the second edition of the Delhi Photo Festival (Sept-Oct, 2013) and he was awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014. He was a part of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list in 2016.

     

 

Sammya Brata

A consultant by profession, Sammya Brata is the founder of Calcutta’s very first and the largest Instagram community “Calcutta Instagrammers”. Sammya Brata, who is also a popular Photo-blogger, is also regarded as one of the key social media influencers and has worked in social media campaigns for renowned brands for their nation-wide trending campaigns. He has also won numerous PAN India blogging competitions conducted by renowned brands like Kotak Mahindra, Star Sports, Sky Scanner, Bacardi, Magma India, ASUS, Borosil, Bluestone, WeChat, Vicks etc. He has also been invited to reputed institutes across the country as a key speaker on Photography and social media. He has won numerous awards and recognitions on National and International Platforms and has also been the curator of large scale mixed media exhibitions including the Calcutta Art Confluence and Pickle Factory India. He has also been published on numerous coffee table books including “SoulCity- Inside Stories from Calcutta” and “The Temporary Calcuttan”.

     
 

Elvin Jacob

Elvin Jacob is a Commercial Photographer specializing in Weddings, Food and Family Documentary Photography. He has been regularly featured in publications like The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Quint and Spice Route Magazine. Over the last decade, Elvin has produced shows for media houses like the NDTV Group and crafted Communication Strategies for brands like Flipkart and CaratLane. In the more recent past, he has been working with leading food brands like Barbeque Nation, Krispy Kreme, Chai Point and FreshMenu on their product imagery. Occasionally, Elvin also teaches photography to school and college students. Elvin holds a BA in Journalism & Communication and an MS in Communication from Manipal University, Manipal.