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Jayati  Saha

jayati.saha@gmail.com

I used to hear stories without hearing a single word. Epics, sagas, memoirs. Of courage, love, pain. A shaft of white light cutting through the prison of darkness to free the old lady A glint of steel in the eyes of an tribal girl who refused to give in to modernization. And every time I heard a story, I froze. I had to pass it on just the way I heard it, I had to capture it all before they were lost forever. I had to stay true to how miracles unfolded suddenly, without preamble, in the infinity of space and time. So I took the easy way out. Or you could say that I did it the only way I could. I taught myself to tell stories without saying a single word. That’s my story. Rather, the ongoing memoir, Of a split second storyteller.

A split second storyteller who tells stories without saying a single word, photo-artist Jayati Saha of India amazes with her frames of nuanced light and shadow, seamlessly fusing her art with technical finesse. Exhibited and owned worldwide, Jayati is a much-in-demand artist, teacher and competition judge. Jayati’s extremely sensitive eye has captured moments glistening with human emotions and her forte is seeing the unseen and the unnoticed. Based out of Kolkata, India, Jayati is peripatetic and her journeys have taken her to the India not known or seen by many. She is also a contributor at the Getty Images Inc., USA. She was the adjudicator at the Photography competition hosted by the SAARC , 2015.

Publications

  • Life Force Magazine – Gujjars of Devmali 
  • Life Force Magazine – The Story of Holi
  • Photojournale – Labour of Faith
  • Private Photo Review -  Ashabari – Home of Hope
  • Jara Parijayee – Lord of the Yellow Mountain 
  • Outlook – See the Grim Reaper Come
  • Classic Imaging Magazine – Little Train from memory lane – On a journey of holding on
  • Indian Photo Arts – Chinese New Year, when Lions prowled the streets of Kolkata
  • Classic Imaging Magazine – Dying Art of Dyeing
  • People”s Archive of Rural India (PARI) – Creating Colour Like the Warm Light of the Sun
  • Sahapedia Frames – The Golden Jejuri

Exhibitions

  • Kolkata International Photography Festival, 2019
  • Niches of Life, 2018 – Gallery Gold, Kolkata
  • Niches of Life, 2017 – Gallery Gold, Kolkata
  • Kolkata Moments, 2016 – Maya Art Space Gallery, Kolkata
  • Celebrating Life with Colours 2015 –J D A Perera Gallery, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo; Harold Peiris Gallery, Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre, Colombo; Art Gallery of  University of Kelaniya, Colombo.
  • Travel Photographer Asia 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Colors and People 2012 – Calcutta Information Centre, Kolkata, India
  • Namaste India, 2011 - Bucharest, Romania
  • India Angles 2010 - Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Kolkata, India

Awards

  • International Photography Awards, 2016 (Second Award)
  • Travel Photographer Asia, 2015 (Best 50 images)
  • Humanity Photography Awards, 2015 (Performance Awards)
  • Prix De La Photographie Paris, 2015 (Hon’ble Mention)
  • International Photography Awards, 2014 (Hon’ble Mention)