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Country: India

Sanjoy Bhattacharya was born and brought up in the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata from the State of West Bengal, India. After completing his post-graduation in Zoology from Presidency College, Kolkata in the year 1996 he has started his photographic journey getting inspiration from his maternal-uncle who was a press photographer by his profession. Simultaneously he has started studying Art-Photography from various personalities in this field. He worked as wedding photographer, model photographer, advertisement photographer and product photographer individually from 2001 to 2004. He has started teaching photography at various organisations from 2004 to 2010. He has conducted various seminar and workshop on photography with various organisations like Nikon India, Sony India etc. from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Bhattacharya is the winner of various photography competitions Nationally and Internationally from 2005 to till date. His photographic works have been exhibited throughout India and more than 50 countries all over the world. He is the Fourth Indian whose work has been exhibited in the “Information & Cultural Department”, Govt. of Republic of China in 2010.

He has achieved 2nd position in a very prestigious photography competition in support of “Peace” that was organized by Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Govt. of Greece in 2012. A Photo-Series titled “Life-A Journey” created by Mr. Bhattacharya has been selected and displayed as archival value under “Modern Art” category in the most prestigious Art-Museum of the nation “Indian Numismatic historical and cultural research foundation” Mumbai for study and research purpose to scholars in this field. He has received prestigious distinction of AFIP (Associate of Federation of Indian Photography) and FFIP (Fellow of Federation of Indian Photography) in 2011 and 2014 respectively from Federation of Indian Photography. He is the most prestigious Honour holder as AFIAP (Artist of Federation of International Art Photography) and EFIAP (Excellence of Federation of International Art Photography ) from FIAP, Rome (Italy) in the category of Art-Photography. Global Photographic Union, Greece has given him GPU Crown Honour for his outstanding work and contribution in the field of Art-Photography in 2016. He is also the National Representative of GPU in India. He is the recipient of some others Honours like Hon. EFA from European Fotographic Association, HonPESGSPC , GPA.PESGSPC. And recently he has received highest Honour from Campina Photographic Exhibition Society, Hon CPE from Romania.
Presently Mr. Bhattacharya is running his own institute named BENGAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE in Kolkata from 2013 and teaches various specialities and aspects of photography. He is also Teacher-in-Charge of the Department of Photography, Future Foundation School, Kolkata. He is working as advisor of Photography as co-curricular activities in different schools and colleges in Kolkata.