Kushal Ray (b.1960) is an artist based in Kolkata, India. He started his career with The Telegraph newspaper in 1982 as a sports journalist, which is where he took to photography. After he quit journalism in 1991, he began working as an independent photographer. His first solo exhibition in 1998 was about Ladakh, titled Everyday Life of an Exotic Land at the Piramal Gallery in Mumbai. Since then, his project Intimacies, which he started in 1998, culminated in a book in 2012. He has been part of several group shows including Relative Values: Some Current Trends in Indian Photography, curated by Sunil Gupta at the University of Southampton. He is the first recipient of the Dignity Grant awarded by Dayanita and participated in Chobi Mela in 2021.