Street dreams

At age 11, Vicky Roy ran away from home and ended up a rag-picker at a railway station in Delhi. Rescued by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Vicky got his hands on a camera and found his calling. At INK2012, Vicky shares his journey from life on the streets, to his life as a celebrated professional photographer.

Recorded at INK2012, Pune, India


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Vicky Roy


Vicky Roy ran away from home as child and became a ragpicker to earn pocket money. He found refuge at a NGO for street children where he met a photographer that changed his life. Despite his turbulent past, Vicky pursed his passion for photography in which he was selected to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in NYC. Today, Vicky focuses on helping the disadvantaged by giving them a voice through his photography. 


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