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Janwaar Castle is a learning camp with a skatepark at its core. It's a social experiment and the goal is to transform the village of Janwaar into a wealthier and more prosperous place.

Vicky Roy was born in West Bengal. He ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station, before he was rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at the Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007 he held his first solo exhibition “Street Dream” at the India Habitat Centre; supported by the British High Commisson. In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he attended a course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York. His first monograph ‘Home Street Home’ was published by the Nazar Foundation. Its second edition was released at the Delhi Photo Festival (Sept-Oct, 2013). In 2014 Vicky got a MIT Media Fellowship. He is listed in Forbes’ Asia 30 under 30 in 2016.

Over the last two years Vicky has been documenting the development of Ulrike’s Janwaar Castle and it advanced to one of his “private” documentary projects. Vicky and Ulrike know each other since Ulrike’s first days in India – so it was a very natural and organic process that this has happened. Every foto on this website is taken by Vicky Roy.

At Janwaar we are very happy to have Vicky’s fotos.
All the fotos below are for sale – you can order them simply by sending an email to
Each foto cost INR 50,000 (which is equivalent to Euro 700 and USD 750).
They come in 2 sizes: either 18 x 24 inch or 24 x 36 inch.

#1: Skateboarding with the tigers 1



#2: Skateboarding with the tigers 2



#3: Skateboarding in the rain



#4: Between the tigers



#5: With and without a board



#6: Durgha



#7: Indrajeet 1



#8: Indrajeet 2



#9: Lakosh



#10: Deepa



#11: Janwaar Castle – view from the bamboo house



#12: Shadow Quartett



#13: Lakshmi and Guddu



#14: The Three Musketeers



#15: With a little help from a friend


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