Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town in India. Currently based in Kolkata, India. She is a documentary photographer and visual artist. Her work has been published in various media publications including Reuters, The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Cosmopolitan Magazine, The National (UAE), DW News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, BBC. In 2019 she completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, in the same year, she attended the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review organized by The New York Times in New York. She was Shortlisted in the 2020 Inge Morath Award (Magnum Foundation). In 2021 she attended the National Geographic Storytellers Summit and has recently been selected for the 2021 Magnum Foundation photography and social justice fellowship.