A Photo Storyteller and a Visual Designer by Profession, a Creative Content strategist and writer by heart and founder member of the Famous Bengali Band "Ekalabya", Lyricist of Chart busters.
The essence of Abhijit Chakraborty’s photography is his unpretentious, uncluttered and unostentatious style though the images are powerful to stir myriad hues of emotions and thoughts as one looks at them. Abhijit, an Indian by origin, loves to portray people & culture as well as happiness & hardship of life through his lens. The candid images from his detailed photo series address serious social issues and raise poignant questions in a very natural way. The State Lalit Kala Akademi, Uttar Pradesh (an Indian State). awarded him the AKADEMI AWARD in 2011 for his photo series “Respirando”. He bagged the First Prize in the photo contest “A Day in the Life of India” organized by the Times of India Group in 2011.
He was chosen as the best candidate in the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week photo competition called “Swedish Innovations – Indian Interpretations” by the Embassy of Sweden in 2012 and the Embassy of Sweden in India sponsored an extensive photo trip for him to Sweden. The photographs taken by him during the trip have been used for promoting Sweden in general and also different facets of Sweden like Sweden as a travel and business destination as well as for strengthening Indo-Swedish relationship by the Government of Sweden and other Swedish institutions.
Abhijit is an enthusiastic and prolific contributor in international and national journals on photography. He believes in Truth, Talent and Realism and has a lot of faith in Love. His work has been exhibited in different countries of the world and also at Lalit Kala Akademi, (Lucknow). The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR, Kolkata), Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, Nabnno (Hyderabad), Academy of Fine Arts and Gaganendra Shilpo Pradarshashala (Kolkata) in last few years.
University of Calcutta-India
1989 - 1991 (2 year)
Gangapuri Siksha Sadan, Kolkata-India
1987 - 1989 (2 year)