Supratim Bhattacharjee is an award-winning photographer renowned for his impactful visual narratives on climate change, environmental issues, and humanitarian crises. His first project, 'Sinking Sundarbans,' sheds light on the degradation caused by climate change in his homeland. This ongoing project has gained global recognition for highlighting the threats faced by the world's largest mangrove ecosystem due to rapid climate shifts. In 2021, it was honored as the UNICEF Photo of the Year.
Supratim's work extends beyond the Sundarbans as he continues to document the damaging effects of fossil fuel extraction in his ongoing project, 'Curse of Coal.' The series, recognized as the UNICEF Photo of the Year in 2020, has been exhibited at prominent events such as the Climate Adaptation Summit and the Global Center on Adaptation.
Recently, he received an honorable mention in the UNICEF Photo of the Year 2023 for his long-term project "War for Water," which focuses on India's severe water crisis and its impact on the population.
Through his photography, Supratim seeks to motivate decision-makers to prioritize humanity's well-being. Based in Kolkata, India, he captures the stark realities of life in South Asia while preserving human dignity. His work has been featured in renowned publications like Time, The Guardian, and UN publications, and he has been honored with prestigious awards including the Royal Photographic Society prize in the UK and the Chris Wainwright Award for climate change documentation.
Supratim is represented by De Beeldunie and is available for assignments worldwide.
Awards / Exhibition / Recognition/ Participation :
Honourable Mention : UNICEF Photo Of The Year
Finalist : Photography 4 Humanity
Winner - Jalón Ángel Award
Exhibiting Artist : Indian Photo Festival
Finalist : World Report Award – Documenting Humanity
Chennai Photo Biennale Awards : Winner
Winner : Portrait of Humanity, British Journal of Photography
Winner - Chris WainWright Prize for Climate Change
One of the winner - Ocean Visuals Photography Award
Finalist - LensCulture Portrait Awards
2nd Prize Winner - ProfiFoto New Talent Award
Winner - Xposure International Photography Awards
Winner : UNICEF Photo Of The Year, 2021
Winner - John Wakelin Bursary, The Royal Photographic Society
One of the winner : Climate Visuals Photography Award and TED Countdown
Global Center On Adaptation, Exhibition, Netherlands
1st Prize - Pictures Of The Year Asia
Participant In Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, Netherlands
2nd Prize : UNICEF Photo Of The Year, 2020