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World Trade Center Documentary Arts Project

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Published on Jan 17, 2010

Through the partnership between the Maybach Foundation and Silverstein Properties, four young photographers have been granted the opportunity to document the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. The WTC Documentary Arts project was launched in August 2008 and concluded in August 2009. Marika Asatiani (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Benjamin Jarosch (New York, U.S.) participated in the first phase of the project, ending in January 2009. The second phase of the project began in March 2009 with Nicole Tung (New York, U.S.) and Vicky Roy (New Delhi, India) and ended in August. The goals of the WTC Documentary Arts Project were:

1. For the protégés to become highly skilled documentary photographers and produce a collection of images capturing the rebuilding of the World Trade Center that will allow international audiences to view the rebuilding of Americas most prominent landmark from diverse perspectives.

2. To develop the next generation of documentary photographers who will raise awareness about political, cultural, and social issues.

Vicky Roy (21) was born in the village of Purulia in West Bengal, India. As an eleven year old, he was a homeless child living in the streets of New Delhi, where he supported himself working as a rag-picker and as a dish-cleaner. Mr. Roy was brought in by the Salaam Balak Trust (SBT), a nonprofit organization that provides food and shelter for homeless children. In 2004 British photographer Benjamin Dix came to Delhi to film a documentary on the SBT and Mr. Roy was asked to assist him. This experience had a profound impact on Mr. Roy and sparked his interest in photography. With the support of SBT and others, he was able obtain basic photography equipment and training. Even with limited formal training, Mr. Roys natural talent is evident and he has already had considerable success. His photographs of street children have been shown in three group exhibits in India and the UK, and he had his first solo exhibition in London in November 2007. Mr. Roy has also gained experience assisting fashion photographers Prabudo Dasgupta and Bharat Sikka on shoots, as well as documentary photographer Anay Mann. Mr. Roy was selected as a protégé for the World Trade Center Documentary Arts Project for his extraordinary talent, leadership potential and dedication. As for his project, Mr. Roy focuses on the construction workers themselves, in their element, rebuilding the WTC. Mr. Roy was nominated by Ramchander Nath Foundation in New Delhi.

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