ABOUT


Born in 1952 in a well to do family, my Father Dr. Gour Chandra Chowdhury and mother Gita Rani chowdhury, they are more than almighty to me. He hailed from Amta, village-Jaipur, Howrah district, INDIA. Now I live in ARIADHA, KOLKATA, INDIA. Passed H.S. from Ramakrishna Mission Purulia (yr. 1969). BSc. From Raja Peary Mohan College (yr. 1972). MSc. from Kolkata University (yr. 1974)in Zoology. After working for 35 years in a school I retired since 2012 (as a Head master/principal) from DumDum, Prachya Bani Mandir Higher Secondary School.





After Retirement I spend more time to my great passion- photography. My spouse Anurupa is my friend, philosopher and guide. My only son Animesh and his wife Anasuya is my inspiration, my grandchild Adhrit is my life.





Achievements in photography

1 Distinctions and Honours MPSA, (from the Photographic Society of America(PSA), EFIAP/b( from the International Federation of Photographic Art(FIAP), EFIP(Gold), (federation of Indian photography) GPU Cr-2,(from the Global Photographic Union(GPU), ESAP, GPA.PESGSPC, HONY.PESGSPC,(Cyprus) A.CPE, (Romania), Es.CPE, (Romania), M.APS(Bangladesh), M.PLAAPA, Hony.FBCA, HFPMP, IIG/p, HON.WPAI.Hon.FTR(INDIA).





2 Awards --- Till date Received - 904 Awards (128 gold Medals) ,-- 11080 Acceptances from International and National competition- Salons,-- Best Entrant Awards, etc. Received awards from my INDIA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Belgrade, Serbia , MOLDOVA, Germany ENGLAND , MACEDONIA, ADANA- TURKEY, Montenegro, TAIWAN, Romania, Tajikistan, Nicaragua, Uganda, Iceland, Kenya, Malaysia, Greece, NEPAL. Canada, Singapore, GUATEMALA, Croatia, Ukraine, CHINA, Kumanovo-North Macedonia. Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA, Georgia, Hungary, AZERBAIJAN, ARGENTINA, etc….





3 According to Federation of Indian photography, I was ranked 4th in 1918. 4 As a jury I have been appointed as JUROR about 150 International and National Circuit/Salon (PSA, FIAP, FIP, GPU etc.) Till date I have been appointed as JUROR in 32 salons/circuit in foreign countries (Kenya, Iceland, Guatemala, etc). My 1st experience as a jury was in--- 1st Photo Addicts National Circuit. (2019). for this I am indebted to Mr.Sandipan Kar, Mrs.Snigdha kar. I express my gratitude to them. My 1st foreign salon (as a JURY) was “GREEN LINE 2022”- kenya country, for this I am indebted to Mr. Bozidar Premo of Guatemala, Central America. I express my gratitude to him. 5 My works has been published in books like Better Photography, Dura kothaw (Bengali), Bon (Bengali) etc.





Regarding my photographic journey

I purposely avoid focusing too much on a specific stylistic direction. Sometimes I am also tempted by bigger challenges, such as taking photographs of Macros. I have also the passion of creative photography. Creating a picture is like a composition (like composing a song) and I do post processing on my PC. My photos reflect my own views regarding society – man women etc. Travel photos are also my passion. I strive to create meaningful and beautiful images. Regarding my photographic journey I am indebted to Mr. Arindam Bhattacharya-(photographer and journalist) for his support.I also express my gratitude to Sanat Kumar Halder, Chinmoy Chatterjee, Nikhil Brahma, Chanchal Sinha,Swapan kumar Panda ,Debasish Fadikar, Arpita Adhikari, Mashoom Fadikar, Trisit Das for their support .