/ 2018 / /

Story of abandoned children

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Debiprasad Mukherjee

Every day the Indian Railway Police rescues many children from the
Sealdah station Kolkata, some who ran away from their home because
of the brutality they face every day, some who have been shown the
door by their parents and relatives, some who have been forced to get
lost because of poverty in the family, some who were on the verge of
being sold for money. Few social activists make conscious efforts to
keep the children away from various distractions in and around the
platform-antisocial activities, drug scams and various sources of illegal
income; children being employed to pick up used and stray bottles
from the station for money.

Debiprasad is an independent documentary photographer based out of Kolkata, India. He has graduated in Electrical Engineering & completed his post-graduation in Business Management. Though Debi is a Business Consultant by profession, but his strong passion for documentary photography & photojournalism made him travel to various countries like India, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, UK, Iraq, Bangladesh and USA. He strongly believes that as a documentary photographer, it is his responsibility to showcase the social changes and its impact on human race and he is committed to leverage photography as the most powerful tool to capture the social changes & behaviors across the globe over the years.

Awards Debiprasad is an independent documentary photographer based out of Kolkata, India.