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Date(s) - 18/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale



Arijit Chakraborty’s photo series depicting joy, sorrow, circumstances and survival; is an exploration of space and time. While Calcutta’s cultural magnet has shifted to the southern part of the city, it’s economic magnet has moved to Salt Lake, Rajarhat and Newtown. The city in between is now often looked upon as a relic. Yet it is here that both life and death come alive. Decay and renewal, truth and memory walk hand in hand to a future that often look like a phantom presence in every frame -Rahul Guha Roy

On the Photographer 

Arijit Chakraborty is a Calcutta based Bengali Indian visual artist and sound-engineer. He was! brought up partly in the country-side West Bengal and then Calcutta. He holds a B. Sc. in! Economics from Calcutta University and worked as a soft-skills trainer, teacher and customer! service auditor, before he started his career as a photographer in 2007. He holds a diploma in Film and Advance Digital photography and received a P.G. Diploma in professional photography from Light & Life Academy, Ooty which is one the most prominent colleges in south Asia in this field of study. He has also worked in different bands as a drummer and successfully recorded a famous album with one of the well known local bands in 2004. His main expertise is people photography and journalistic approach to capture events and locales. He is an “Herman Technology Influencer” in India for promoting film-photography. Arijit has been recently awarded with an artist residency at Preet Nagar Residency, Amritsar, India. He will be working on his photography project of documenting the stories of the biggest free community kitchen of the world, ‘Guru Da Langar’ in Golden Temple of Amritsar. One of his recent photo-series ‘Yesterday’ on old Calcutta has been chosen by Alliance Française du Bengale for a solo showcase at their premises.