Indian Documentary Photographers We Loved in 2020

Milind Shirsat

Milind Shirsat is Mumbai-based Visual Artist and Commercial/ Editorial Photographer working in the art, craft and advertising industry. He has received many national and international awards & features in famous magazines.

Prashant Godbole

With a career spanning about 30 years, Prashant Godbole has worked with almost every top agency in India and has seen his work win over 250 metals at award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, the New York Festival, Asia-Pac Awards.

Avani Rai

Based out of Mumbai, India, Avani Rai has worked as a cameraperson on a number of short fiction and documentary films. As a photographer, she has contributed to several newspapers and currently spends most her time in Kashmir, documenting this politically-complicated region and its people.

Pranay Pariyar

Born in Sikkim, Pranay Pariyar is a Street Photographer, Painter, and IT Consultant currently based out of Kolkata. Highly inspired by the myriad of colours and cultures in India, he aims to capture the happy faces, smiling against the odds of all difficulties.

Shweta Malhotra

Shweta Malhotra is a self-taught Visual Artist and Photographer based out of New Delhi, India. Her artworks are inspired by what she sees around when she is doing street photography.

Hashim Badani

Hashim Badani is a Travel and Documentary Photographer based in Mumbai, India. He works as a contributor at Lonely Planet Magazine India, Top Gear Magazine and Bombaywalla Blog.

Sammya Brata

Sammya Brata is a Street Photographer and the founder of the largest community of Instagrammers from Kolkata, India, called the Calcutta Instagrammers. Apart from his several accomplishments, he has also been the National winner of Canon Photo Marathon India 2019.

Tania Chatterjee

Tania Chatterjee is a photographer, humanitarian worker and educator based in Kolkata, India. She is founder and chief mentor of FOTORBIT Pvt. Ltd, company dedicated to promote photography as a visual art form.

Jayanta Roy

Jayanta Roy is a Visual Artist and Photographer based out of Kolkata, India. He creates stunning visuals and has produced some astounding works that posit graphic elements and minimal expression.

Soumya Shankar Ghosal

Soumya Shankar Ghosal is a Kolkata-based Street and Documentary Photographer. With over a decade’s experience, he has won numerous accolades in India and internationally.

Poras Chaudhary

Poras Chaudhary is a Freelance Photojournalist and a Documentary Photographer coming from the small town of Kurukshetra, India. Being a fully self-taught photographer, he is best known for his colour work and unique compositions.

Dheeraj Dman

Dheeraj Dman is a Freelance Street Photographer and Content Creator hailing from Haryana, India. Passionate about capturing emotions rather than beauty, he loves freezing the extraordinary out of ordinary moments. Aside from photography, he creates vlogs for his Youtube channel.

Prabha Jayesh

Based in Ahmedabad, India, Prabha Jayesh is a Street and Documentary Photographer. Her documentary projects include “Salty Life” about the lives of salt workers in Little Rann of Kutch.

Pushpendu Paul

Pushpendu Paul is a Freelance Street and Documentary Photographer. Based in Kolkata, India, he loves to capture the essence of the daily lives of Bengali people primarily through portraits.

Mohit Khetrapal

Mohit Khetrapal is a Varanasi-based Freelance Travel, Documentary Photographer and Fashion Photographer. Young, dynamic and creative, he is one of those very few who have been awarded and featured by many international photography platforms.

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With 2020 having come to an end, we've sorted through hundreds of profiles and picked our favourite Indian documentary photographers whose work captures the true essence of reality and manages to find beauty in simplicity. Take a look!

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Indian Documentary Photographers We Loved in 2020
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