Born and brought up in Midnapore, a small town near Kolkata(India), Soumya was awarded Magnum Foundation’s Social Justice Fellowship for my Full Moon on a dark night project and in 2018 has received Magnum Foundations’ Migration and religion grant. His other projects are also recipient of The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art's Amol Vadehra Art Grant, The Agroecology Fund, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan's Five Million Incidents, Henry Luce Foundation's grant and India Foundation for the Arts grant thrice. In 2019, he was one of the participants of World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass. Now live and work from Kolkata and is represented by Gallery Experimenter.
His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, Granta, Indian Express,The telegraph, BBC Online, Platform, scroll.in, The Caravan, Conde Nast etc., and has been shown at the Houston Center For Photography, Indian Art Fair, Sepia Eye(New York), Goethe-Institut, Experimenter, Delhi Photo Festival and many more. Soumya currently lives in Kolkata.
Image from ‘Where the birds never sing’