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In conversation with Vicky Roy & Save the Children

Online Program

Date: Jun 04, 2020
Time: 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm IST
Venue: Online

We are next in conversation with photographer Vicky Roy and Save the Children Campaign Head-India, Pragya Vats, on their recent campaign #theinvisibles that is raising funds for street children.


In 2018, Vicky traveled to ten cities in India to meet, talk, and photograph street-connected children. Vicky believes that anyone can make a difference; they only need the will to act.


“After leaving his home at a young age as a child, Vicky Roy transformed his life through the medium of photography. Not having forgotten where he comes from, he keeps returning to capture the lives of street children we often turn away from. His images are not just a testimony to the truth, but also a compelling argument to finding solutions.”


Join us for this inspiring discussion and a walk through of Vicky's work for the campaign.


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Bio


Vicky Roy 


Originally from West Bengal, Vicky Roy ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station, before he was rehabilitated by an NGO, Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann.  In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, “Street Dream” at India Habitat Centre (New Delhi, India) supported by the British High Commission.

 

In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook a course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York. 


His first monograph ‘Home Street Home’, published by the Nazar Foundation (New Delhi, India) was released at the second edition of the Delhi Photo Festival (Sept-Oct, 2013). His solo show “This Scarred Land: New Mountainscape” was exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India in 2017. He was part of Houston FotoFest Biennnial and Kochi Muziris Biennale in 2018.


He was awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014 and listed as Forbes Asia 30 under 30 in 2016.


Pragya Vats


Pragya Vats heads campaigns for Save the Children in India. She has 15  years of campaign and communication experience in the development sector, including national and international NGOs and social movements and networks.


Having led campaigns on a range of issues, she believes in the power of story-telling, a compelling proposition that connects to one’s heart is the one that can inspire desired action.


She is an avid user of social media for social good. In 2013, she was listed among 'top 50 Indian women’ to follow on twitter.


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