Saikat Mojumder is an international award-winning documentary photographer with a special interest in human rights. He graduated in photography from Pathshala, The South Asian Media Institute. In his major works Geneva Camp and Life: Born in a Slum he explores broader regional environmental, cultural and social issues. In 2013, Mojumdar’s project Lajjar Noy -Bhalobasha-r (Love Not Shame) a series dedicated to raising awareness on autism, was the first photographic exhibition in Bangladesh to be inaugurated by the honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina.
His photographs have been exhibited in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. His work has appeared in various national and international publications including the The Daily Star, Daily Samakal, Canvas Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine, New Nation, Soudi Aramko World, The Sunday Times, British Journal of Photography, X magazine, John Hopkins Magazine, Photography News, Humanistic Report and The New York Times.
The founder of Into Positive, a consulting firm dedicated to producing high-quality photography, documentary film, and graphic design, Mojumdar is also the ambassador of the children’s organization “INCLUDED”. He had previously held positions as a photographer at Drik Picture Library Ltd, staff photographer at Canvas Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine and as a photographic contributor at the The Daily Star, the largest English daily in Bangladesh.
He is the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship as Commended, awarded the second prize in the “Days Japan International Photojournalism Award” Excellence Award from China International Press Photo Contest, first prize in the Ummid Photo Contest, the Golden Prize from IOPF and is the holder of the Nikon Small World Award.
He is also nominated for Masterclass award by World Press Photo and All Rods Award by National Geography.