Home.Street.Home. Is a first monograph by Vicky Roy. The book is a little like his own adventurous journey as a street kid. His connection with the roads and pavements of Delhi and his survival to choice, portraits of his fellow travellers, a mirror of his own life, observed with recognition.
The book start with a nostalgic investigation where he is exploring the life of children below the the age of 18, living in the street .Vicky purposefully, went back to his memory lane to recreate his own childhood through these wonderful portraits of street kids.
The other chapter deal with the life in a shelter home, where kids are learning to live together after experience exclusion from society and perceiving this place a home. Here Vicky used an autobiographical approach to articulate his experience during his own days in Salaam Balak Trust putting together different narratives from life at shelter home. Through his Candid and constructed photographs, he exhibited his skills as a photographer and artist.
Photographs: Vicky Roy
Edited by Sanjeev Saith
Publisher: Nazar Foundation
About The Photographer
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.