Thursday, 23 June 2011

Arindam Mukherjee: Kolkata

Photo © Arindam Mukherjee-All Rights Reserved
Arindam Mukherjee is a freelance photojournalist based in Kolkata. Although he started his career as an advertising photographer, he was attracted to photojournalism and freelanced for The Times of India, and subsequently worked with Hong Kong-based EyePress photo agency. He's currently freelancing again, and is represented by Sipa Press. He gleans a number of awards, and his photographs were featured in Le Figaro, Stern, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Telegraph, Le Monde, Liberation, Le Point, De Volkskrant, Private, Forbes, Traveler Magazine (UK), Marie Claire and others.
"Kolkata stands personified with inherent contradictions and characteristic traits. For many, this is as good as love at first sight."
While Arindam's website features many galleries (most of which are of India), I chose his work in My City Kolkata, where he has lived all his life. This photographs in this particular gallery are of Kolkata's daily life...which only a native son can show.

In addition to Arinadam's website galleries. he also uses PhotoShelter for additional work, and has many worthwhile galleries including work of the Kathputli colony and the Honey Collectors of the Sunderbans.

I will pass on Arindam's Kolkata work to the participants of my forthcoming Kolkata's Cult of Durga Photo Expedition.