Sayan Hazra is an independent documentary storyteller based in India. So far Sayan has been focusing on personal projects because this is the only way he can work on subjects he deeply cares about. He believes in producing work that pushes boundaries and helps him grow as an artist and connects to an audience through a shared passion. He also loves to explore new techniques for documentary storytelling that are different from traditional narrative photojournalism. Sayan is very keen to introduce computer programs and current technologies in his storytelling practice because he did graduation in computer science and engineering. Even Sayan has spent a good amount of time coding digital image processing algorithms before choosing photography as his primary medium of expression.
Sayan has explored the visual medium through different masterclasses. He is a Foundry Photojournalism Workshop alumnus and received a VII Academy scholarship to attend the VII-photo masterclass 2018-19.
Sayan's works have been published with media outlets like BBC, Travel+Leisure, Discover India, StoriesAsia, Social & Political Research Foundation Journal, Fotofestin blog, Witness Journal, Broad Magazine.

Sayan Hazra is a member of the Diversify Photo Collective.


Current Location  — Kolkata, India

Languages Known: 

English —Fluent 
Hindi — Fluent 
Bengali — Native


Instagram: sayan.hazra
Call / WhatsApp: India +91 991 603 5656 
Skype: sayan.images


2018: VII Academy scholarship to attend VII-Photo masterclasses 2018-19


The Expendables (Kolkata International Photo Festival)
Food I Want to Eat  (Solo Exhibition)

Published Works:


Witness Magazine  — Environment Warriors of India (Online)
Photo-Letter — Woman with a Disc (Online)
Stories Asia — Covid-19 Trucking Crisis Hits Drivers The Hardest (Online)
Fotofestin — Efectos del envejecimiento de la población en la India (Online)
Broad Magazine  — Bengaluru - Growing Fast (Online)


Social-Political Research Foundation  — Chipping Away: The Paradox of Documenting E-Waste (Online )
Discover India — A Naga Feast (Print — Nov 2019 Issue )
Social-Political Research Foundation  — No Country for the Elderly (Online)
Social-Political Research Foundation  — Glimpses from the Garden City (Online)
Travel + Leisure  — Discovering Street Art In Warsaw (Online)
Travel + Leisure  — Art for the Street (Print — July Issue)
BBC  — My parents wanted me to marry. I became a DJ' (Online)
Travel + Leisure  — Discover The Nightlife Of The Nagas During The Hornbill Festival (Online)
Travel + Leisure  — A Naga Feast (Print — Jan 2019 Issue )


BBC  —  I don't want to burden my children': Life in an Indian care home (Online)
BBC  — The Indian tribe that gave up hunting to save forests (Online)

Sayan Hazra

Sayan Hazra is an independent visual journalist based in India whose documentary works explore human relationship to the natural world and social changes in contemporary world.
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