|Born||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India|
Ritam Banerjee is an Indian photographer, specializing in a variety of fields such as Travel, Fashion, Photojournalism, Advertising, Interiors, Portraits and Automobiles, among others. He started pursuing photography in 1996. A freelance photographer, Ritam also works with and is globally represented by Getty Images.
Ritam Banerjee was born in 1976 at Jamshedpur in eastern India. As a child, he watched his father Robin Banerjee, an avid photographer, at work, and grew to love the camera. He studied at the Loyola High School, Jamshedpur. In 1996, Ritam joined Fergusson College, Pune, to study physics and photography.
Armed with a basic SLR camera, a 50 mm lens and two rolls of films, Ritam started experimenting with photography while he was still in college. Images from those two films were published in the leading Indian newspaper Times of India’s Pune edition, giving him a head start.
In 1999, after finishing college, Ritam came to Mumbai, and has been based out of the city ever since. His work has been published widely in leading newspapers and magazines of the world. Several have also been part of permanent displays and exhibitions. Notable among them are his solo exhibitions—‘Mumbai: The City that Talks to Me’ (November 2009, Mumbai) and ‘Israel through Indian Eyes’ (October 2010, Mumbai).
As a commercial photographer, he has worked with Citigroup, GE, Deloitte, KPMG, DaimlerChrysler AG, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Tata Steel, Seagram’s, Enercon, Jet Airways, Clarins, GUESS, Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor, Planning Commission & Ministry of Tourism (Govt. of India) and NGOs like Johns Hopkins University, PETA, Save the Children Foundation, amongst others.
Ritam is also known for his annual theme-based calendars.
Exhibitions and Displays
- MasterCard Worldwide Collection
- Mumbai-the city that talks to me, Nov-Dec 2009, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai (Solo show)
- The Last Communist, Nov 2009, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (In collaboration with artist Ajay De)
- Display at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai
- Journey V, Jan-Feb 2010, Mumbai (Group show)
- Hope, Apr 2010, Mumbai (Group show)
- Israel through Indian eyes, Oct 2010, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai (Solo show)
- SOS Ladakh by NDTV Good Times, Oct 2010, Delhi (Group show)
- Work on permanent display at the Mumbai Domestic Airport
- The Japanese Girl - A Pictorial Ode to the Land of the Rising Sun, Mar-Apr 2011, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai (In association with artist Ajay De)
- The Barry John calendar, 2009
- Passages’ Medicine Bank calendar, featuring Sonakshi Sinha, 2010
- Incredible India calendar, 2010
- International Cricket Council calendar, 2011
- Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2009