Rohit Saha

Rohit Saha, India

100 Seconds.

100 Seconds. is a personal and intimate look at the photographer’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the juxtaposition of archival footage of world news and photographs of microscopic landscapes, Rohit Saha seeks to capture the “chaos of our time.”

“COVID-19 gave me a reality check. It made me realize how we are all connected. The screen gave me chills. Made me more vulnerable and anxious. Sitting in a room in Bombay, India, I saw similar visual patterns in the microscopic cosmos of my room and the world I live in. With this work, I wanted to make sense of the chaos that has been happening in my head due to all the collective visual imagery which keeps coming back to me, when I close my eyes,” says the photographer.


Rohit Saha is a visual artist from Calcutta, India. He uses photography, illustration, and animation to tell stories about communities, landscapes and political phenomena in different parts of India.

Instagram: @irohitsaha

2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joop Swart Masterclass took place online over a period of four months, and 24 participants and eight masters were selected to make the program more inclusive. The educational experience of the Joop Swart Masterclass is based on an assignment to produce a photo essay around a given theme. This year the theme was ‘Reset’.

From July to October 2020, the participants worked on their projects and received mentorship and guidance from the mentors.

Learn more about the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass.