Street / Documentary Photographer


I really love to see the small drama of everyday life as it is staged on the streets. Common people are my heroes and heroines who play themselves in this drama. I’m just a keen observer, a mere admirer and my job here is just to capture the candid, unposed and unguarded moments of this fascinating ‘Real Life’ drama through my own vision. I don’t interrupt or influence this show. I accept it as it is, in its original and purest form. I believe that reality can be stranger and more fascinating than what I can think of. To me that’s the charm of photography.

Saumalya Ghosh is a Kolkata based Street and Documentary photographer. His work and interviews have been published in several national and international magazines, photo books and websites including National Geographic, NatGeo Traveller, Better Photography, Asian Photography, ViEWORLD, International Street Photographer, Vistara, TERRA, 121Clicks, Street Photography magazine, URBAN photobook, Roli Books, Eccentric Outdoors, Eyeshot and Creative Image magazine. He has won several awards including HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS from UNESCO & China Folklore Photographic Association(2013, 2015) and CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year(2014). His work has been showcased in different International Street and People Photography competitions/festivals like Miami Street Photography Festival 2017, 2018, Sun Francisco StreetFoto Festival 2017, 2018, URBAN Photo Awards 2017, London Street Photography Festival 2017, 2018, SIENA International Photo Awards 2017, Italian Street Photo Festival 2018, 2019, Indian Photography Festival 2018, Kolkata International Photography Festival 2019, Egaro Photo Festival 2018 etc. His work has been exhibited in different national and international galleries in Agra, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Agartala, Chennai, Greece, China, London, San Francisco, Miami, Rome and Milan.

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