Opinon: Looking at Souvid Datta's Transgressions

Google "Souvid Datta" now and it won’t be his many awards, grants and contest-worthy stories that come up first. It’s going to be how he went down in flames. The first few pages of search results will include accusations that he’s a liar, a thief and untrustworthy. All things his name should be synonymous with, given his admitted actions.

Souvid Datta: 'I Foolishly Doctored Images'

He admits it. Now, Datta grants TIME his first interview since the scandal broke.

He now confesses that there are other images from that project that were also altered using post-production techniques, and he says he also "appropriated photos" from colleagues like Daniele Volpe, Hazel Thompson and Raul Irani, and lied in order to conceal those actions

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Indian Photographer Souvid Datta received the $5,000 Visura Photojournalism grant for his project "Vanishing Girls of West Bengal."

The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.

Climate Change and Coal Mining in India

As the international community discusses climate change in Paris, an Indian photographer looks at his country’s reliance on coal to fuel both industry and the economy.

Within hours of his arrival in Jharia, a remote corner of India’s Jharkhand State, Souvid Datta’s eyes teared up and his lungs burned. Swirling clouds of coal dust and toxic fumes from dozens of fires ablaze in open seams made him dizzy. Jharia is in the main coal belt in the region that supplies the highest-quality coal fueling India’s rapid economic expansion.