Sanjoy Sengupta – real life through photography passion

Sanjoy Sengupta
Sanjoy Sengupta

Sanjoy Sengupta

(GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP, LRPS, GPU CR4, cMoL, SSS/B, Hon. PESGSPC, GMUPHK, MIUP, MFMPA, Hon. FSWAN, FICS, EUSPA, GPU HERMES, RISF10, MERIT-ER-ISF, BEPSS, FPSI, FFIP)

Background:

Indian photographer living in Muscat, Oman.

Began photographing in late 1990’s, self taught, influenced by the arts community.

A traveler by passion and a Chemical Engineer by profession working in Oil and Gas surface facility design, capturing memories of travelogue since late 90s. Developed skill to photograph people, culture, tradition and architecture, while touring extensively across Europe and South East Asia.


Achievements:

Images are displayed in various photo exhibitions in UK, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nagpur, India and also in Kolkata, India by various photography organizations and clubs. Images are shared by Nikon Middle East and Africa, and various photographic associations in Social Media.

Continuously participating in worldwide photographic competitions (Salons) since 2015 April, for Professional and Amateurs under the patronage of Federation De Photographic Art, Brussels (FIAP), Photographic Society of America, USA (PSA), Image Sans Frontiere, France (ISF), Image Colleague Society, USA (ICS), Global Photographic Union, Italy (GPU), International Union of Photographers (IUP), Master of Light (Canada) etc.

Currently having 5000+ acceptances from 85 different countries organizing Salons under FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS, IAAP, ISF, MOL patronages, with more than 1000 different Titles and 200+ awards. Awarded pictures are displayed in organizing countries in their photo exhibitions.

Participated in various worldwide photo competitions for amateurs and professionals, some of the achievements are listed below:

- Silver Medal in Architecture category from px3 France, 2016
- Salon Diploma for ‘Camel race’ by Life Press Photo, 2016
- Honorary mentions for ‘Weaver of Vigan’, ‘Road to Eternity’, ‘Teamwork’ and ‘Camel Race’ in Moscow International Foto Awards, 2016
- Honorary Mention for ‘Camel Race’ in ‘ISA Mostra’, a Photo competition conducted by The Nagpur photo Club, India and judged by Padamsree Sri Raghu Rai, 2016
- Honorary Mention for ‘Teamwork” in a photo competition, organized by Udaan School of photography and World photographers club, 2016 for best candid moments.
- Certificate of Merit for ‘Camel Race’ in SAAP National photo contest, organised by State Photojournalists Association of Andhra Pradesh, India (SPAAP) in Oct, 2016.
- Honorable Mention for ‘The Façade’ under category – Architecture, Buildings in ‘Neutral Density Photography awards, Nov, 2016
- Honorary mentions for ‘Camel Race’ and ‘The Façade’ at Tokyo International Foto Awards, 2016
- Honorable Mention for ‘The Grand Mosque’ at Monochrome Awards 2016, International Black and White photography contest
- Sri P. Seshubabu memorial best sports award with cash prize opf INR 3000/- for ‘Kick Boxing’ at 2nd National Photo Salon, organized by State Photojournalists Association of Andhra Pradesh, India (SPAAP) in Oct, 2017.
- Two Honorable Mentions in Travel/people and in Architecture category in ‘Neutral Density Photography awards, Nov, 2017
- FIAP Best Author at Konya Culture and Tourism Directorate, 11th International Photography Competition, Turkey, Nov, 2017.
- 3rd prize in portrait category in BFPA international Photo contest, Bangladesh, Dec, 2017
- 3rd Prize in Sports and two Honorable mentions in Chromatic International Photo awards 2017.
- Finalist in the Seventh edition of HIPA ‘The Moment’, 2017 in general category.
- 1st Prize in travel section of competition arranged by Andhra Pradesh photo journalism association, Hyderabad, india in 2018.
- 3rd prize in china travel category from China National tourist office in New Delhi in 2019.

Publications:

  1. “The Winners takes it all”, an article on traditional Bullfighting in Oman was published in ‘Lens Culture’ Magazine, 27th issue, Dec, 2016 (https://issuu.com/israeliartmarket/docs/lens_magazine_issue_27_lowrz, page 40)
  2. “The world thru my lenses”, my travel story published in ‘Lens Culture’ magazine, issue 24, Sept 2016 (https://issuu.com/israeliartmarket/docs/lensmagazine24low, page 82)
  3. The world thru my lenses, a travel story published by World Photographers club.

Distinctions:

  1. 2015, Oct – Awarded distinction Artist-FIP (AFIP) by Federation of Indian Photography, FIP
  2. 2015, Dec– Awarded distinction Artist-PSI (APSI) in Travel Category from Photographic Society of India, PSI
  3. 2016, Feb – Awarded distinction Crown 2 from Global Photographic Union, GPU, Italy
  4. 2016, Mar– Awarded Distinction Aphrodite for portfolio works by Global Photographic Union, GPU, Italy
  5. 2016, April – Awarded distinction Reconnaissance-ISF4 (RISF4) by Image Sans Frontier, ISF, France
  6. 2016, May – Awarded distinction PPSA by Photographic Society of America, PSA
  7. 2016, May – Awarded distinction Artist –ICS (AICS) by The Image Colleague Society, ICS, USA
  8. 2016, May – Awarded distinction Fellow of UPHK (FUPHK) and Associate of UPHK (AUPHK) by United Photographers Hong Kong
  9. 2016, June- Awarded distinction Merite for portfolio works by Image Sans Frontier, ISF, France
  10. 2016, June – Awarded distinction Excellence-FMPA (EFMPA) by Federation Multicultural Photographic Art, FMPA, USA
  11. 2016, June – Awarded distinction Artist-USPA (AUSPA) by United States Photographic Alliance, USPA
  12. 2016, Aug – Awarded Honorary Fellow Swan (HON. FSWAN) by Swan Photo Club International, USA
  13. 2016, Sept – Awarded Honorary Membership to Pascal English School and Greek School Photographic Club (Hon. PESGSPC)
  14. 2016, Oct – Awarded Bronze exhibitor (BEPSS) of The Photographic Society of Singapore.
  15. 2016, Nov – Awarded distinction EPSA by Photographic Society of America, PSA
  16. 2017, Jan – Awarded distinction Fellowship-FIP (FFIP) by Federation of Indian Photography, FIP
  17. 2017, Jan – Awarded Artist FIAP (AFIAP) by Federation international de Photographic Art, France
  18. 2017, Feb – Awarded distinction Crown 3 from Global Photographic Union, GPU, Italy
  19. 2017, March – Awarded distinction Reconnaissance-ISF6 (RISF6) by Image Sans Frontier, ISF, France
  20. 2017, March- Awarded distinction ‘Renowned Exhibitor-Merite (ER-ISF) by Image Sans Frontier, ISF, France
  21. 2017 Apr – Awarded distinction ‘Honorable IUP’ (HIUP) and ‘Elite IUP’ (EIUP) by International Union of Photographers (IUP), China
  22. 2017 Apr – Awarded distinction cMoL* by Master of Light (MOL), Canada.
  23. 2017, June – Awarded distinction BPSA by Photographic Society of America, PSA
  24. 2017 July – Awarded distinction Licentiate of RPS (LRPS) from Royal Photographic Society (RPS), UK
  25. 2017 Oct – Awarded distinction MPSA by Photographic Society of America, PSA
  26. 2018 Jan – Awarded distinction Fellowship – PSI (FPSI) in Travel Category from Photographic Society of India, PSI
  27. 2018, April– Awarded Distinction Hermes for portfolio works by Global Photographic Union, GPU, Italy
  28. 2018, May – Awarded distinction Fellow –ICS (FICS) by The Image Colleague Society, ICS, USA
  29. 2018, June – Awarded distinction Excellence-USPA (EUSPA) by United States Photographic Alliance, USPA
  30. 2018, June – Awarded distinction Master – FMPA (MFMPA) by Federation Multicultural Photographic Art, FMPA, USA
  31. 2018 June – Awarded distinction ‘Master IUP’ (MIUP) by International Union of Photographers (IUP), China
  32. 2018, June – Awarded distinction Reconnaissance-ISF10 (RISF10) by Image Sans Frontier, ISF, France
  33. 2018, July – Awarded distinction Master of UPHK (MUPHK) and Grand Master of UPHK (GMUPHK) by United Photographers Hong Kong
  34. 2018 Sept – Awarded Grand Progress Award by Pascal English School and Greek School Photographic Club (GPA.PESGSPC)
  35. 2018 Dec – Awarded distinction Crown 4 from Global Photographic Union, GPU, Italy
  36. 2018 Dec – Awarded Excellence FIAP (EFIAP) by Federation international de Photographic Art, France
  37. 2019 Jan – Awarded SSS-Blue (SSS/B) by Sille Sanat Sarayi , Turkey
  38. 2019 Jan – Awarded distinction GMPSA by Photographic Society of America, PSA

Membership:

  1. Member of Photographic Society of America (PSA), USA, since 2015
  2. Member of Image Sans Frontier (ISF) , France since 2015
  3. Member of Royal Photographic Society, London (RPS), UK since 2016
  4. Life member of Photographic Society of Oman (PSO), Oman
  5. Life member of Photographic Society of India (PSI), India
  6. Life member of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), India, country representative of FIAP
  7. Life member of Image colleague Society (ICS), USA since 2016
  8. Member of Global photographic Union (GPU), Italy since 2016
  9. Member of United photographers, Hong Kong (UPHK), Hong Kong since 2016
  10. Member of United States Photographic Alliance (UPSA), USA since 2016
  11. Member of Federation Multicultural Photographic Art (FMPA), USA since 2016
  12. Member of Photographic society of Singapore, Singapore since 2016
  13. Member of International Union of Photographers (IUP), China since 2017
  14. Member of Master of Light (MOL), Canada since 2017
  15. Member of Sille Sanat Saray (SSS), Turkey since 2017
  16. Life Member of AndhraPradesh State Journalist Society, India, since 2018.

Judging of Photo Salons:

Acting as Judge for various International photo salons under patronage of FIAP, PSA in Color, Mono, Nature, Photo travel and Photo journalism sections.

  1. Histogram Photo Circuit, India (PSA 2017/394, FIAP 2017/531-532-533)
  2. Singur photo festival, India (PSA 2017/397, FIAP 2017/064)
  3. Photo Carnival International salon (PSA 2017/213, FIAP 2017/071)
  4. Sun Shadow 1st International Circuit (PSA 2017/373, ICS 2018/133SP)
  5. Bangladesh Salon, Bangladesh (PSA 2018/485, FIAP 2018/537)
  6. Photon Circuit, Bosnoia and Herzegovina (PSA 2018/485)
  7. 5th  Salon Singdunum 2019 by Serbia PHOTO Association, Serbia

Gears:

Nikon D4S and D700 DSLR Camera Bodies, with 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 105mmf2.8, 24mm f2.8, 35mm f2, 50mmf1.4, 200-500mmf5.6 Nikon Lenses, Lucroit Hitech and Singh Ray Filter system, SB910, SB800 and SB700 Speedlite, Manfrotto and Mefoto tripods with Benro Ballhead and Wimberley Gimbal head.

Websites:

www.flickr.com/sanjoysengupta                                                     www.500px.com/sanjoysengupta

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© Sanjoy Sengupta, Muscat, Oman
January, 2019
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