Rohit Saha

Rohit Saha, India

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.

“There is a need to help photographers develop a visual vocabulary to document events that do not present easy photographic opportunities and Rohit Saha's efforts in this direction are commendable. I feel he could benefit from the guidance at the masterclass to further pursue complex political subjects that escape the public eye because of the difficulties they present to visual storytellers,” said Tanvi Mishra, curator, photo editor, writer and Joop Swart Masterclass nominator.

His 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass project is a personal and intimate look at his 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”.

2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

For the first time, due to the current global health crisis, the Joop Swart Masterclass is taking place online over a period of four months, and 24 participants and eight masters have been 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 is ‘Reset’.

From July to October 2020, the participants will work on their projects and receive mentorship and guidance from the mentors. The final projects will be presented in November 2020. Learn more about the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

Image credit: Rohit Saha.