About

Rohit Saha (1990) is a visual artist from Calcutta, India. He works with photography, illustration, and animation to narrate stories. He has been working with communities, landscapes and political phenomena in various parts of India. Rohit did his Bachelors in Multimedia with specialization in Animation from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta and did his Masters in Photography from National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar. His graduation project which is about extra-judicial killings in Manipur called 1528  won the Alkazi Photobook Award 2017. He was awarded the prestigious Magnum Foundation Social Justice Fellowship in 2018 for which he started working in Kodaikanal on a project called  A Guidebook to a Contaminated Wonderland

The power of landscape as witness, folk tales, conspiracy theories, and U.F.O sightings keeps him on his toes. Rohit recently published his first photobook 1528 (details of which you can find here) and currently lives in Bombay.

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Workshops Attended/ Awards Received

2018 : Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship.

2017 : Alkazi Foundation for Arts Photobook Grant.

2017 : PhotoCircle Workshop at Kathmandu, Nepal conducted by Sohrab Hura.

2016 : Wide Angle Workshop at Kandhari, Himachal conducted by Amritraj Stephen, Ruhani Kaur, and Sumit Dayal.

2015 : Scholarship student at the Magnum Workshop Goa, conducted by Stuart Franklin.

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Assisted Photographers

– Assisted Sarker Protick in Gujrat for a commissioned shoot for Medium Corp. (2016)

– Worked on a photo book for Kushal Ray called, “Once in a Train”.(2016)

– Assisted Shiho Kito in Calcutta for her project called, “Emonogatari”.(2015)

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Exhibitions

– Exhibited at Photography and Social Justice Open House, Magnum Foundation: Group Show, New York (2019)

– 1528 Book Launch and Solo Show at Art Heritage II, New Delhi (2019)

– Hyderabad Literary Festival (2020)

– Offset Pitara. India Art Fair (2020)

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Internships

– Worked as an Archivist at Madan Mahatta Studios, New Delhi (2015)

– Worked as a Graphic Designer, Digital Marketing Team at JWT, Kolkata (2013)

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Published Works

aCurator | PIX: Citizen Issue | QRIUS | PND PULSE | Magnum Foundation | The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts: Photobook Grant 2017 | Klothart | doNYC | Indian Express | The Caravan

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Photographs Published for Survivors of Tuberculosis

Medium: Survivors Against TB | Yourstory | Youth Ki Awaaz | BBC | NDTV | Twitter | The Quint: Fit | Dailyhunt