Born in 1991, Swastik Pal is a graduate from Calcutta University, India.
After completing his post graduate diploma in mass communication from Jadavpur University, he received full scholarship to pursue Diploma in
Photojournalism, at the Asian Center for Journalism, a World Press Photo partner organisation at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
He is keenly interested in photography and filmmaking. Presently he is an independent photographer based in Calcutta, working on long term projects.
He was nominated for the Joop Swart World Press Masterclass in 2015, 2017, 2018 and was also the Alexia Student Award of Excellence recipient in 2018.
He recently completed a Masters in Film Studies from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and is currently working on the last chapter of his long term trilogy in the Sundarbans, in collaboration with Newcastle University,