The sole purpose of the “Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri Memorial Photography Competition” (APCMPC) is to nurture the creative potential of every photographer of our state as we believe “There Is Art In Every Heart.”
Created in the loving memory of my late mother, Mrs. Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri, APCMPC, through its monthly competitions and the mega annual competition stimulates the visual artists and the young, budding photographers of Tripura to create images that touch hearts.
The fact that photography is an art based on science and creativity outweighs technicalities is a very important part of learning is slowly but definitely sinking in the hearts of out young talents reflected in better and better images seen everyday compared to the past.
APCMPC is committed to the photographers of Tripura – we will help them to be more imaginative and creative to produce better images.
— Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri, MD.
Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri
Youngest son of Smt. Amiya Prava Chaudhuri and Mr. Kali Pada Chaudhuri, Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri was born at Halahali, in Kamalpur of Tripura.
Schooling was at Halahali and Manikbhander and went to VSS medical College in Sambalpur, Orissa. On completion of the degree, served in Tripura at a rural health care center for more than 5 years before emigrating to the USA in 1990.
Completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York institute of Technology(NYIT) in New York, was residency trained in New York in Internal Medicine and has been working in the USA since 1994.
He is a passionate photographer and loves to travel around the world for photography. He is very much rooted in India and visits Tripura at least once a year with his family.
Dr. Chaudhuri conceived and started the “APCMPC” in 2015 in the loving memory of his late mother- Amiya Prabha Chaudhuri.
He is happily married to Jaba and they have two children, Suporna and Shayak ( AKA Trisha and Tutai).
They live in Atlanta , Georgia.
As Swapan Chaudhuri’s wife, I immediately voiced my support for this competition taking place in honor of my late mother-in-law, a strong woman who was the anchor of her family. Furthermore, I can see with my own two eyes the depth of my husband’s passion and artistic vision as he captures moments in reality and turns them into magic. By helping launch this competition, I hope to see the same creative fire and spirit be reflected in all those who participate.
I am indebted to my parents for exposing me to the full spectrum of art my whole life, and my involvement in this competition is fueled by a fierce love of creative ventures and profound respect for my late grandmother. I am fully confident in people’s ability to leave me breathless, and I do not doubt that Tripura harbors countless visionaries who live and breathe photography. I believe that every artist, whether new or seasoned, deserves a platform, and I am sure this competition will serve that very purpose.
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to support my family in this project. My grandmother was very close to my heart, and by participating behind the scenes of this competition, I want to convey how much I miss her and treasure her. Photography is a beautiful art form, and it is thrilling to see it get the spotlight it deserves in Tripura! I expect everybody who ever took /takes pictures with anything to participate to make it a grand success.
I joined and extended my little help to Swapan not only because of my personal relationship with the Chaudhuri family but also because of the fact that the idea of remembering his mother forever by kindling the photographic creativity of the people of Tripura seemed very unique and noble to me. To me, photography is the beast tool to bring past to present and preserve it for the future. Hopefully, we will be able to contribute some to the photography society of Tripura through this platform.
A lot of my learning of photography came from Swapan chaudhuri, who is my brother -in -law in personal life. He is an avid photographer who loves the art of lightwriting. I have taken numerous photo trips with him and have enriched myself with his valuable teaching, knowledge and suggestions. So, when he decided to hold an annual photography competition to encourage photography for the people of Tripura and wanted to dedicate it to the memory of his beloved late mother I was very happy. When he asked me to be a part of it, I felt honored and privileged. I will remain committed to this noble cause for the love of photography and my admiration for this man behind the show. To be amazed just click www.photo.net/photos/
Photography is my hobby, not my profession. I was thrilled when Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri asked me to join the organizers of the yearly photography competition. I know him as a passionate photographer. What a noble concept to pay tribute to his late mother through this competition and at the same time, bring out the best of photographers of Tripura. I really feel privileged to be associated with this project.