Amitava Chandra

Country: India 🇮🇳

Studied Mathematics as major in Calcutta University, India followed by specialization in Taxation & Laws and currently working as Gazetted Executive in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Photography has been evolved like an obsessive infatuation to me over the years and with camera I try to find out and reach from reality to abstract, from tangible to intangible through the myriad layers of manifestation of humanity. In the world of daily mundane reality, it is that magic realism which supplements and provides with the source of sustenance and impetus to me. Camera becomes then a tool for me for exploring different perspectives in & around, with subjective approach.

Conferred with the Honour AFIAP in 2010 from FIAP(the UNESCO accredited body); France and amongst others in International arena, got awarded/rewarded/accredited from the platforms like IAMAT-Canada, WHO-Geneva, Livelihood Asia, Photoshare-USA, SANDISK, 10 photos to shake the world, IREX-USA, IndiaIs, India-Africa, Swedish Noble Memorial Committee, APOY-UK, KENKO-TOKINA International-Japan(2 times), Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Women Empowerment-USA, H. D. Kalakar-USA, Telegraph Outdoor UK, Pannonia-Serbia Portrait, SONY WPO-UK, Wanderlust-UK, PixelPin-UK, ASE Foundation-Brussels, Life Beyond Tourism-Italy, Alfred Fried Peace-Sweden, UNESCO Bangkok, Beyond Boundaries-Portugal, Global Landscape Forum-Marrakesh, People & Planet by ICC, France on Sustainable Development and Mankind, Royal Society of Biology-UK, Co-op Hotshots-Singapore, InterAction-USA, Marumi International-Japan, UN Food systems, The Institution of Engineering and Technology; UK etc. and in National level from Govt. of West-Bengal Annual Photo Contest(3 times), WB. Rajjya Charukala Parshad, Gujrat Lalit-Kala Academy, NE. Region Cooperation Council-Shillong, Sauhard-Gujrat, Immagine-Kerala, Metropolis Asia-Guwahati, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Tourism –Paryatan Parv, GOI and many others.