"My intention is not to show poverty or the poorness of Indian villages, but to portray something which would eventually come in aid of the rural people. "
I am passionate about photography, especially in rural and semi-urban life. India is a country where the main essence comes out from the rural areas that makes it unique among other countries. My intention is to search this uniqueness and produce them on the global platform.
Urbanisation is swallowing down our daily life style in a rapid pace. Yet, the Indian villages are competing with this urbanisation in a positive way for a long time. I do go to the interiors of my state West Bengal and literally ‘research’ the village life style. And then, if the need be, take a few snaps.
I try to capture only those moments of a village or a rural life, which would bring out the hardcore truth about the subject. Sometimes, I have to face challenges to get the required snaps. My intention is not to show poverty or the poorness of Indian villages, but to portray something which would eventually come in aid of the rural people. And the good news is, I am getting support in this regard. It is slow, but a steady process!
A few of my like-minded friends are becoming aware of my intention, are showing interest to take some positive actions. We have taken a pledge that by this, if we can at least try to ‘change’ the life of one family in any part of our state; or in India, we would be greatly obliged. And by doing this, if we can ask or request the government to take some positive actions to change the condition of the village for the better, it would be a great achievement for us. I am an optimistic person, and I definitely believe that in the near future, more people would be interested in this endeavour.
I am Anjan Ghosh and my birth place is Barrackpore, which is located 30 km far from Kolkata.
I am a graduate from Calcutta University and hold a diploma in Computer Graphics and Animation from IBM.
Also, I have completed my diploma in Applied Art from Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India.
Currently, I am working in India as a senior graphic designer and visualiser in Trisys Communucation Pvt Ltd.
My hobby includes painting and my passion is photography.
I have done photography exhibitions across the world and got several photography awards.
I love working with rural people.
My skills include photography, graphic design, web design, digital painting.
EXHIBITIONS & ACCREDIATIONS
2021 Eikon Culture VisualReflections International photo exhibition, Italy
2021 Calcutta Journalists Club, exhibition and photography contest, 3rd place
2020 Face of Us, Germany, Cologne
2018 Iraq journalist club photography exhibition, Iraq
2017 Eikon Culture Visual Reflections International photo exhibition, Italy
2017 Sixth Dimension, International Art Show, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2016 Faces of The World, The World of Faces – Photo Exhibition by Margareta Turos (Hungary) and Anjan Ghosh (India), Hungarian Information And Cultural Centre, 1-A Janpath, Near Claridges Hotel, Delhi
2015 Portfolio published by Photography World
2015 Spirit of Art, Spain, with participants across 100 nations
2014 Selected for the Foodscapes story by National Geographic
2014 Came second In a photography competition conducted by China Humanity Photography Association
2014 Photography published by Brick Field at Photoburst
2013 Certificate of Merit by Indian Institute of Photography Kaleidoscope India
2012 Exhibited photographs at Group Show Kolkata, a Kolkata Photography Group