Originally from West Bengal, Vicky Roy ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station, before he was rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, “Street Dream” at India Habitat Centre; supported by the British High Commisson.

In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook a course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York.

His first monograph ‘Home Street Home’ published by the Nazar Foundation (New Delhi, India) released at the second edition of the Delhi Photo Festival (Sept-Oct, 2013). His solo show “This Scarred Land: New Mountainscape” was exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India in 2017. He was a part of Houston FotoFest Biennnial and Kochi Muziris Biennale in 2018.
'Scraping the Sky' was exhibited at Asia Society Texas Centre in 2019

He was awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014. He was a part of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list in 2016.

Born 1987, Purulia, West Bengal, India
2009 Six month Short-term course in Documentary photography from International Center of Photography (ICP), New York.
2005 Diploma in Photography from Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
2013 Monograph HOME.STREET.HOME published by Nazar Foundation.
Book Exhibition
2016 HOME STREET HOME. Display at the Benaki Museum, Athens
2018 Photography in India: A Visual History from the 1850s to the Present Book by Diva Gujral and Nathaniel Gaskell, Published by Prestel
2014 The World Atlas of Street Photography Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd
2010 Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.Published by Steidl Verlag; Bilingual edition
2008 Click ! Contemporary Photography in India. Published by Vadehra Art Gallery
2020 Shortlist in Global Peace Photo Award
2019 Brand Ambassador Tecno CAMON I4 Mobile Phone
2019 Eyes On Main Street Residency Program 2019-2020
2019 Moscow International Foto Awards, Silver Award, Categories: Sports
2018 Vogue India's 40 under 40
2018 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mentions, Categories: Sports
2018 Invite to Photo shoot Street Child Football World Cup Art Project, Moscow, Russia.
2017 Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation grant
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list
2016 Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation & Tata Trusts Grant
2014 Nominated for the Time Hetherington Visual Media grant
2014 MIT Media Lab Fellowship
2014 Neel Dongre Grants for Excellence in Photography.
2013 National Geographic Mission Cover shot TV Show
2012 INK Fellowship 2012.
2011 Speaker TEDx University of Delhi, TEDxGateway……………
2011 Jury Member, Awaaz Do photo contest organized by UNICEF, New Delhi.
2011 & 2009 Guest Speaker at the annual conference of International Award for Young People, London.
2009 Selected for Wilhelm & Karl Maybach Foundation’s WTC Documentary Arts Project to document the econstruction of World Trade Center in New York, under mentorship of Joe Woolhead.
2009 Recognized as one of the 25 achievers under-30 for the next generation by Time Out, Delhi.
2004 Gold Medalist, International Award for Young People India (IAYP).
2017 This Scarred Land: New Mountainscapes, Curated by Ram Rahman at Vadhera Art Gallery
2013 HOME.STREET.HOME Ojas Art New Delhi
2010 - 2009 WTC: Now, Organized by American Center Mumbai, Bodhi Art & Asia Society. American Center, New Delhi, And Ojas Art.
2009 - 2007 Street Dreams, Curator: Dr. Alka Pande, Supported by the British High Commission in India and Department for International Development (DFID). DFID Office and Nehru Centre, London, & India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Photo Festival & Biennale
2018 Kochi-Muziris Bienniale, Curated by Anita Dube
2018 The FotoFest 2018 Biennial, Houston, United States.
2018 WTC, Now, India Arch Dialogue at OJAS Art, Delhi
2017 50:50 Organized by Birla Academy of Art & Culture,Kolkata. Curated By Johny ML.
2017 SHAPE, Alliance Francaise de Delhi & Muktangan Presents Art for Social Action. Curation by Probir Gupta.
2016 Photo Exhibition World Photography Day at Arpana Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2015 “In Focus: Justice, A Photo Journey” Organized by INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION. Curated by Shahidul Alam.
2012 37 Indian Still Life, Organized by Tasveer……….. Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi
2012 Apna Ghar, Curator: Vidya Shivadas. Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2011 Art of Photography Show Lyecum Theatre Gallery, San Diego.
2010 Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi, Curators: Anubhav Nath & Johny ML, Organized by Ojas Arts. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 Snapshot, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
2010 Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
2009 Expressions at Tihar, Curators: Anubhav Nath & Johny ML, Organized by Ojas Art and Ramchander Nath Foundation. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
2009 WTC: Now, Supported by Maybach Foundation and Silverstein Properties World Trade Center 7, New York.
2008 Click! Contemporary Photography in India, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2008 Shared Histories: Inner Voices, Curator: Dr. Alka Pande. Sandton Art Centre, Johannesburg……….
2007 Relative Values, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton.