Faces of children

PhotographerDebiprasad Mukherjee
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyEricsson India Global Services
City/CountryHowrah, India
Photo Date19 April 2016
Technical InfoNIKOND7000, f/5, ISO 1600,16mm
Entry Description

Every day the Rail Police rescues many children from the Sealdah station (India), some who ran away from their home, some who have been shown the door by their parents, some who have been forced to get lost due to poverty, some were sold for money. They are given shelter at Child-Line home. It is almost impossible to keep them away from various antisocial activities and drug scams but at the same time somewhere in their mind there is a small hope to hold their mother's hand one again.

About Photographer

Debiprasad is an Indian freelance 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 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. His photographs have been published in many international magazines/websites e.g. Vogue Italia, National Geographic, F-Stop (USA), Rammajamma Images (Australia), Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers (UK), Dodho Magazine (Spain), Fotoform Magazine (Germany), Life Force Magazine, Social Documentary Network, Positive, ViewFind, Monovisions, Private Photo Review, Edge of Humanity, 121Clicks etc. and exhibited globally like International Exhibition of Art & Photography at "Galerie Romain Rolland", Indo-French Cultural Center, New Delhi (2015), Slovenia International Photographic Exhibition (2016), Plovdiv International Photo Festival Bulgaria (2016), "The Search for Economic Justice" Photography Exhibiton at University of Wisconsin La Crosse USA , Photography Group Exhibition "Portraiture" Serbia (2016), PONDY-ART 2016 - DRIVING FORCE Photography Exhibition, Pondicherry, India, Asian University for Women Bangladesh (2016), Photo Life – Art Hub Annual Exhibition Kolkata, India (2015), Instagram First Ever Photography Exhibition in India (2016), Consortium for Street Children (UK), Spring Photo Festival Bardaf Slovakia (2016) etc. He has received numerous honors like 35Awards Russia, Neutral Density Photography Gold Star Award, International Photographer of the Year, Monochrome Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, Photographic Society of America Gold Medal, United Photographers International Gold Medal, Photographic Society of Singapore Gold Medal, Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique Gold Medal, World Photo Hungary, International Union of Photographers Jury’s Choice Gold Medal Hong Kong, International Association of Art Photographers (IIAP) Gold Medal, Czech Federation of Art Photography Silver Medal, Diploma from Image Sans Frontiere France, Digital Photo Archive Silver Medal Ireland, Master of Light Silver Medal Bosnia, Zivko Janevski Bronze Medal to name a few. He is also a winner of Nikon India ‪‎PowerYourClicks‬ Photography Contest 2016, Fotoforum Award Menschen Germany, runner up in InterAction (alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of NGOs) 14th Annual Photo Contest for “Women Empowerment” 2016, Second prize winner in India Photography Award – Travel and a finalist of HIPA Award 2016.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬He can be reached at debiprasad.mukherjee@gmail.com