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. The Kolkata based Indian loves to photograph people and their culture, religious practices, emotions, hardship as well as happiness of the mundane life around himself. He graduated with a bachelor degree from Calcutta University and started his career as a Graphic designer. After spending a decade in his profession, Abhijit started clicking and developed himself slowly following the world of photography.
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. 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.
His work has been exhibited and published in national level and internationally as well. An occasional writer and lyricist Abhijit believes in Truth, Talent and Realism and has a lot of faith in Love.