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ABOUT | Subrata Biswas Photography

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Subrata Biswas (born 1982) is an independent visual storyteller from India. He holds an engineering degree in IT but an immense interest in visual arts from his childhood led him to pursue a full-time career in photography and painting. His work focuses on lesser reported issues, with a very personal approach. He also worked as a photojournalist with Hindustan Times in New Delhi. His works have been published and exhibited widely in India and internationally.

 

 

 

 

Publications & Commissions :

BBC, CNN, Associated Press, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Foreign Affairs Magazine, Hindustan Times, Mint, HT Brunch, Ohio Today, The Sunday Guardian, Entreprenuer, Timeout, The Hindu Business Line, Forbes, Tasveer Journal, Fountain Ink, The Juice Magazine, Better Photography, Creative Image Magazine, Firstpost, Man’s World India, Outlook, Galli Magazine, Aksgar Magazine, aCurator, Roli Books, Delhi Art Gallery, Greenpeace, Oxfam.

Personal Collection (Prints of Photographs) :

New York, Cambodia

Awards & Fellowships :

  • 2016 – The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015
  • 2015 – Fellowship by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
  • 2015 – NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism award, Honourable Mention in Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing category.
  • 2014 – MFI Award 2014 (Media Foundation of India), Honourable Mention in Best Photo Story category.
  • 2011 – POY (Photographer of the Year) by Better Photography Magazine, Honourable Mention in Photo Essay category (Song of the Road).

Exhibitions & Projections: 

Photography

  • 2017 – Solo Show organized by “Pondy Art” in Pondichrrey, (“When Art Meets Life”).
  • 2017 –  “Octavio Paz in India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)
  • 2016 –  “Octavio Paz in India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at ICCR Art Gallery, Kolkata (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)
  • 2016 – 2nd Photojourn festival, Bangkok (Elephants in the Room).
  • 2016 – Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, curated projection (Elephants in the Room).
  • 2015 – Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad (Purulia Diary).
  • 2015 – “Backs to the Wall”, an exhibition by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2015 – “Octavio Paz in India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at Piramal Art Gallery, Mumbai (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)
  • 2015 – Dali International Photography Exhibition, a curated projection (“When Art Meets Life”).
  • 2014 – Sensorium, Festival of Art, Literature & Ideas at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts.
  • 2014 – 10th Angkor International Photo festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia (“When Art Meets Life”) .
  • 2014 – “Octavio Paz in India”, A Photo-Poetry Installation at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi (Free translation of two poems “The Balcony” & “The Mausoleum of Humayun” by great Mexican writer Octavio Paz)
  • 2013 – 9th Angkor International Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Behind the Mask).
  • 2013 – 2nd Delhi Photo festival, curated projection (Purulia Diary).

Painting

group show

  • 2011 – Group show at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta
  • 2009 – Group show at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta

solo show

  • 2010 – Solo show at Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta

national show

  • 2011 – Exhibits in 75th National Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
  • 2009 – Exhibits in 73th National Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta