|Community Correspondent, Jharkhand|
Amit was born in Nichitpur, Jharkhand, and raised where his father worked in Girdi. He has since returned to Nichitpur where he works as a Community Correspondent for Video Volunteers: "There are limited archives or documentation of the tribal area in which I live, and so through photography, I hope to add something to the historical record of my community." Amit hopes that by doing this he can give a realistic impression of life in tribal areas of India.
Amit's project initially looked at the wider effects of drinking on the community where he lives. After his father had an accident - as a result of drinking - Amit started to focus his photography on his own family: "I realised that my father's drinking was affecting the whole family and I wanted to document something of this." The resulting work - "Photographs of my Father" - is an ongoing project.