Jayanta Shaw is former Reuter photographer based in Kolkata, right now he is working as a principal photographer with Times of India Bengali daily news paper Ei Samay, Kolkata. Jayanta is an Arts Graduate from The University of Calcutta. He completed Basic Photography Course from Chayapath under the Federation of Indian Photography. As a photojournalist he attended the workshop under Reuters Foundation. He has also done a course offered by Centurion Risk Assessment Services, London, United Kingdom on Hostile Environment. Jayanta is working as a photojournalist in India since 1986. He has covered major news events in India and South-East Asia, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh which includes Babri Masjid issue, Operation Rhino (Assam), Gorkhaland movement, Bhuj earthquake, Khumbh Mela, Kargil War, Afghanistan, Tsunami in Indian subcontinent, Flood in Bangladesh, Maoist Movement in Nepal, Mumbai terror attack 26/11/2008 . He has worked as a staff photographer for Reuters International News Agency in India for eleven years. His works have been widely published in LIFE, TIME, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, National Geographic Online and many others international & national dailies and magazines. He had his first Solo Photographic Exhibition on Calcutta (Pictures selected by eminent Indian Photographer Raghu Rai) in 1997 at Oxford Book Store and organized many group exhibitions & multimedia presentations since then.