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 the 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, urban ecology, hyper-consumerism, climate change in the context of neoliberalism, evolving identity and democracy, mental health, data breaches in the age of surveillance capitalism, and other social contexts. My degree in Computer Science & Engineering, my understanding of digital space, and 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:

2018            VII Foundation International Scholarship
                    I was the 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 Fast
12/2019        Social and Political Research Foundation India: Chipping Away: The Paradox of Documenting E-Waste
11/2019        Discover India Magazine (Print): A Naga Feast
11/2019        Social and Political Research Foundation India: No Country for the Elderly
09/2019        Social and Political Research Foundation India:Glimpses from the Garden City
07/2019        Travel and Leisure Magazine (Online): Discovering Street Art In Warsaw Through The Lens Of Sayan Hazra
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 (Online): 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: The Covid-19 Visual Project

                    The Economic Effects (Chapter 4.09), Permanent online archive on the coronavirus pandemic   
                    The Covid-19 Visual Project is an International Project by Cortona on The Move

2021            Truck Quarantine ( Link )
                    The Covid Experience Dispatches from Asia                                      
                    An online global exhibition by Poy Asia                                     
                    Poy Asia — Program of Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

2021            Truck Quarantine (Link)
                    Online global exhibition                                      
                    Indian Photo Festival 2021

2019            The Expendables                                      
                    Solo print exhibition                                      
                    Kolkata International Photography Festival  


INVITED TALKS:


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

02/2021        Artist talk on my project: Truck Quarantine. 

                    Fotofestín – Festival de Fotografía México, Mexico                    
                    “How to fuse democratic journalism and remotely guided vernacular, photography using cross-platform social media applications?”. 

06/2020        Online Artist talk about my work in Nagaland. 

                    Jaya He GVK New Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai, India                    
                    “The Environmental Warriors of Khonoma, Nagaland”. Jaya He Museum Digital Carnival, Utsar 2020. 

                    
LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH | BENGALI or BANGLA | HINDI


CONTACT:

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

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Sayan Hazra

Sayan is an independent documentary storyteller based in India.
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