Kolkata, India


Mentor Program

Debsuddha is a documentary photographer practitioner based in Kolkata, India. He has been focusing on documentary photography since 2017 with the goal of getting intimately involved with communities to develop an in-depth understanding and better communication as a photographer. His interests revolve around social and psychological issues through this intimate and sensitive connection. He believes the role of a photographer in this society is to record the contemporary issues of the time and raise questions that his participants or subjects express.

This approach has been driving him to focus on the contemporary time he has been living in because Debsuddha believes firmly that documentary photography does possess the power to have deep psychological impact that can reverberate for a long time.

In 2020, he was selected as a World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program candidate, and in 2021 he received a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists grant by the National Geographic Society.

Debsuddha is one of the winners of the TED Countdown and Climate Visuals joint initiative to visualize climate change in 2021.

Debsuddha’s work has been published by several international platforms such as TIME magazine, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, World Press Photo, Witness Magazine, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Additionally, Debsuddha was interviewed by Colin Pantall in Vogue Italia, and his project “Belonging” was reviewed by Pantall in Blind Magazine. His work has been exhibited at the Bristol Photo Festival, the TED Countdown Summit at Edinburgh and the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.