Megh Roy Choudhury, is one of India’s well known award-winning Wildlife Photographers. She is the Editor-in-chief of one of the most prestigious online Wildlife Magazines ‘WILD SOJOURNS “. She also is a Canon EOS Explorer and ZEISS Influencer. Professionally she is an academician and her work in wildlife photography has earned her tremendous respect and love among her peers!! Many of her works have been featured and published in various National and International publications and books. She has conducted various seminars, workshops and webinars on Wildlife Photography and Conservation. Her presence as the judge has graced many prestigious national competitions. As a part of her philanthropic endeavours, she is the Chief Trustee of the Trust “Chinu Datta Gupta Memorial Foundation” catering to human welfare and nature conservation
Internationally renowned photographer Apratim Saha has been living his dream of travelling to various countries for his photographic assignments and workshops for the past three decades. Apratim is a contributing photographer for National Geographic, Getty Images and Stocksy United. He is a Canon Brand Ambassador and the Global Brand Ambassador and Mentor for Datacolor, Nisi, Godox, Vanguard and Blackrapid. He has over 36 years of experience, from traditional film to digital photography. He is a commercial photographer specializing in people photography, portraiture, lifestyle & editorial clients. Presently he has been travelling to some very remote places in various countries to reach out to the indigenous people for his book, “In the verge of Extinction”.
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Badal Majumdar was born and brought up in Tripura. After graduating from MBB college, he completed the 5 yrs degree course in commercial art from Tripura Govt. Art college with high distinction. Started his professional life in Ahmedabad in 1983 at an advertising agency and worked there for three yrs, Joined the prestigious V.I.T. museum in Bangalore as an exhibition assistant and worked there for almost 28 yrs to retire in 2014 as the Senior Exhibition Officer. At present, he is a freelance painter and sketch artist. Badal loves to sketch heritage buildings and structures and his work is highly regarded in his professional circles. Recently, the prestigious newspaper ‘The Hindu” published an article on him and his work which created widespread excitement in the professional artist circle in India. Lives in Bengaluru with his wife, Bharati but is planning to shift to Kolkata permanently. His connection to Tripura and its culture is very deep and strong.
Mr. Bikas Das is a veteran photographer based in Kolkata. A self-taught esteemed senior Photojournalist working for the Associated Press since 1989. Started career as a freelancer for Satyajug, a vernacular daily (1977-81) and for The Statesman (1981-89). In his long career, he has contributed to almost all the newspapers and magazines in India. He prefers to shoot people in candid moment in their natural habitats and loves to travel and work in rural areas. Anthropology and History are his favourite subjects. A trained mountaineer, Mr. Das has joined several expeditions and high-altitude trekking in The Himalayas. He also was conferred honorary fellow, Hon. FCOS title from FotoClub of Sibiu, Romania for excellence in Black & White prints. He won Candid Journalism Photography Award in 2012, 2017 and 2019, UNESCO award 5 times, Asahi Shimbun award 4 times, Nikon award twice, Olympus, FIAP medals etc. to mention a few. Also, his works have been exhibited in 30 countries worldwide. He is a life member of The Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) and The Photographic Association of Bengal (PAB). Mr. Das organized 1st International Color slide Salon in Calcutta on the eastern flank of Hooghly River under the banner of PAB. He is an official X-Photographer and Mentor for Fujifilm in India.
“I like to see the color of every feather of the bird and see the splendor of its plumage on the screen” This relentless desire drives Dr. Jainy Maria to all corners of the Indian subcontinent, and across many foreign lands to photograph the birdlife of this planet. Jainy, who has a doctorate in Chemistry, took to bird watching about fourteen years ago and very soon to serious bird photography. When it became her life’s guiding passion, she resigned her job from Infosys Banglore and turned to full time bird photography. She travels most of the time, it could be to any destination in the country, especially the Northeast regions which she loves for its avian wealth or to exotic bird rich places like Papua New Guinea in search of the Birds of Paradise or the Snowy Owl in Alaska! Less than fourteen years of serious bird photography and she has achieved something no bird photographer has in the country: only a handful of bird species now remain to be photographed out of the total 1256 or so in the country! Needless to say, her lens catches other forms of life too, she has photographed more than 50 species of Indian mammals too. Her photographs have been published in several national and international magazines, scientific journals and bird books of great repute. She presently lives in Banglaore, but hails from a village close to the famous Dr.Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad in Keral
Dr Prasanna AV is a senior consultant neurosurgeon by profession and a wildlife photographer by passion. He has been doing photography since last twelve years and is currently based in Kolkata, India. He is also the editor of the prestigious online wildlife magazine “Wild Sojourns”. Dr Prasanna is an ardent lover of nature and loves to travel. He is also a trustee in “Chinu Dutta Gupta Memorial Foundation” which mainly works on conservation.
Soumya Shankar Ghosal is a Kolkata based Street & Documentary photographer. With over a decade’s experience his work has won numerous accolades in India and internationally including Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (World Bank), Namami Gange – Government of India, Ministry of Information & Cultural Affairs – Government of West Bengal and ICICI Bank Live Your Passion Grand Challenge. His work has been published in noted publications including National Geographic Traveler India, Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, India Today to name a few. He was invited by Facebook as the Curator of India’s first official Instagram exhibition. He was a keynote speaker in the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata – Eco Cinema 2019 International Film Festival and Ministry of Tourism (Government of India) – Dekho Apna Desh. He has worked with several NGOs including ISKCON and CRY. An independent voting system by Street Hunters had placed him at number 3 in “The 20 most influential Street Photographers of 2017” globally. He is a Canon EOS Maestro. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sahapedia Frames Grant 2019 and has worked extensively on Kolkata’s hand pulled rickshaws. He has initiated Photography projects in various capacities and roles at prestigious educational institutes including IIM Calcutta, St. Xavier’s University, Presidency University, Medical College Kolkata, Calcutta Boys’ School, Calcutta International School, South City International School etc. He is a MBA by education and a Management Consultant by profession.
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Pathasarathi Chakrabarti is a household name in the photography circle of Tripura. He picked up a camera during his teenage when he was impressed by an image of himself shot by his brother in-law, Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri ! There was no turning back! From chrome to negative to digital -he has been creating images which have never failed to leave a lasting impression on the viewers. Passionate about bird photography – he is one of the two bird photographers of Tripura who has captured around three hundred different species of birds of Tripura and has meticulously compiled the data about those species, both domestic migratory. He is the co-author of the first authentic book about the birds of Tripura (“Birds of Tripura”- with Manish Kumar). He spends a lot of time researching and watching the birds, their behavior, migration pattern in and could very well be called the first Ornithologist of the state! Besides birds- he also does Architectural, Landscape, Portrait and Macro photography. Parthasarathi is a Bio- Science graduate and currently is a Senior Audit Officer in the CAG office in Agartala. In spite of his workload- he never misses an opportunity to go out and shoot birds! He is multitalented. His first published book “Anandalekhon” (The Happy Writings) about the lighter side of life was an instant hit in Tripura and is still popular. He has a melodious voice- recites extremely well and has won numerous awards in reciting competitions! He also has worked with “Akashbani” (AIR) and “Doordarshsn” (National TV) as an announcer and a compere in the past. There is only one thing he cannot do-He can not sing !!