Debiprasad is an independent visual journalist & documentary photographer based in Kolkata, India. He has graduated in Electrical Engineering & completed his post-graduation in Business Management. His strong passion for documentary photography & visual journalism made him travel to various countries like India, Australia, Indonesia, France, Spain, China, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, UK, Iraq, Qatar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia and USA. He strongly believes that as a documentary photographer, it is his responsibility to showcase the social changes and its impact on human race and he is committed to leverage photography as the most powerful tool to capture the social behaviors across the globe over the years. Presently he is associated with Zuma Press.Inc as Contract Photographer. Debiprasad is also a contributing photographer at Getty Images, EyeEm and Alamy.
Debiprasad is also the Convenor of Kolkata International Photography Festival, India. He represented Capgemini at World Climate Summit Madrid 2019 as Global Carbon Ambassador. He was jury member in 35Awards Russia 2018 & Montage 2020 by Jadavpur University Photographic Club (JUPC).
His photographs have been published in many international magazines/websites e.g. Vogue Italia, National Geographic, The Irish Times, F-Stop (USA), Rammajamma Images (Australia), Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers (UK), Dodho Magazine (Spain), Fotoform Magazine (Germany), Life Force Magazine (UK), Social Documentary Network, Positive, Monovisions, ViewFind, Private Photo Review, The Culturium, Scryptic Magazine of Alternative Art, 121Clicks, Fotojajs, Contact Sheet, Edge of Humanity etc. and exhibited globally like International Exhibition of Art & Photography at “Galerie Romain Rolland”, Indo-French Cultural Center, New Delhi (2015), Slovenia International Photographic Exhibition (2016), International Phodar Biennial Bulgaria (2019), Lishui Photo Festival China 2019, ‘Because I Was There’ Ed. 2 India-Bangladesh Photo Exhibition Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018), Plovdiv International Photo Festival Bulgaria (2016), The Search for Economic Justice Exhibition at University of Wisconsin La Crosse USA, Exhibition on Environmental Sustainability at Capgemini HQ Paris 2019, Addis Photo Festival Ethiopia, Photography Group Exhibition “Portraiture” Serbia (2016), Eikon Culture – Visual Reflections Photography Exhibition Italy 2017, PONDY-ART 2016 – DRIVING FORCE Photography Exhibition, Pondicherry, India, Asian University for Women Bangladesh (2016), Photo Life – Art Hub Annual Exhibition Kolkata, India (2015), Consortium for Street Children, UK (2017), Photo Fest Asia Bangladesh (2019), Kolkata Short Film Festival & Photography Festival (2019), Blank Wall Gallery Athens Greece (2017), Instagram First Ever Photography Exhibition in India (2016), Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata (2016/2017), Spring Photo Festival Bardaf Slovakia (2016), Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur and Kota Art Gallery (2017) etc.
He has received numerous honors like International Color Awards USA, Neutral Density Photography Gold Star Award, 35Awards Russia, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Monovisions Photography Awards UK, International Photographer of the Year Hon. Mention, Monochrome Awards Hon. Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards Hon. Mention, Photographic Society of America Gold Medal, Chromatic Awards USA, International Photography Awards USA, Black & White Spider Awards USA, Photogrvphy Grant UK, United Photographers International Gold Medal, Silver Award Prix de la Photographie Paris, Photographic Society of Singapore Gold Medal, Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique Gold Medal, World Photo Hungary, International Union of Photographers Jury’s Choice Gold Medal Hong Kong, International Association of Art Photographers (IIAP) Gold Medal, Grand Prize Winner from Photo Fest Asia Bangladesh, Third Prize Winner – Photojournalism from Kolkata Short Film Festival & Photography Festival India, CIEP Gold Medal Romania, Global Photographic Union Gold Medal, Czech Federation of Art Photography Silver Medal, Diploma from Image Sans Frontiere France & Tanzania Photo Awards, Digital Photo Archive Silver Medal Ireland, Master of Light Silver Medal, Zivko Janevski Bronze Medal and many honorable mentions/prizes from Ireland, Serbia, USA, Singapore, Hungary, UK, Argentina, Russia, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Egypt, Croatia, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Armenia, Tajikistan, Japan, France, Canada, Georgia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Albania, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Lithuania, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan & India. He is also a winner of Nikon India PowerYourClicks Photography Contest 2016, Fotoforum Award Menschen Germany, runner up in InterAction (alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of NGOs) 14th Annual Photo Contest for “Women Empowerment” 2016, Second prize winner in India Photography Award – Travel and a finalist of HIPA Award 2016, 2018. He has been nominated as a jury member in 35Awards Russia 2017.
Debiprasad has published his work in the form of a book – “Sound of Silence” (ISBN: 978-93-5279-108-8) on his long term work with deaf & mute children.
Debiprasad has received “The Art of Photography” Certification from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University Australia, “Contemporary Art”, “Modern Art & Ideas”, “Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art” and “Seeing Through Photographs” Certifications from Museum of Modern Art, USA. He also completed certification on “The Language of Design” from California Institute of the Arts. He also completed training on “Introduction to Production Design For Films And Screen” from Australian Film Television and Radio School.
He is Perfect Exposure MasterClass certified from Michael Freeman (Photographer & journalist, Smithsonian magazine) and was selected for International Photography Program at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute Bangladesh. He also studied & completed certification on ‘Moral Foundation of Politics’ from Yale University and ‘Feminism and Social Justice’ from University of California Santa Cruz.
Debi attended extensive workshops with Magnum photographer Mr. Raghu Rai, Sarker Protick (World Press Photo Winner, Member VII Photo), GMB Akash (World Press Photo Winner), Vineet Vohra & Rohit Vohra (founder of artphotofeature.com). He has also attended photography workshop of eminent landscape photo artist Soumitra Datta and National Photo Award winners Joydeep Mukherjee & Ashok Kr. Ghosh.
Debiprasad strongly believes in the power of photography in changing people’s perspective towards social changes & issues. His background in business & economics always helped him to understand unequal relationship between technology & humanity and its impact on social & financial conflicts. His photographic vision is not only to depict social, political and financial issues & conflicts but also to portray surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. That is why, while photographing Debi always asks himself what changes his photos can bring to the lives of his “subjects” suffering in the darkest corners of the world.
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