Silver / 2018 / Portraiture / Children

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.