Born in 1960, Saibal Das’s photograph, ‘Calcutta sleeps on the footpath’ made it to the The Telegraph (1986) and he joined the paper as a retainer photographer. In 1988, Saibal switched to India Today and in 1966, moved to New Delhi. During this time, he covered the Taliban invasion in Afghanistan, ethnic unrest in North Eastern India and also several stories in Bangladesh and Nepal. His works feature in the private collections of notable personalities. Saibal lives in Kolkata with his wife and only son and works as a freelance photojournalist.
Saibal Das’s Noteworthy Photographic Achievements:
- He was awarded the National Foundation for India Media Fellowship in 1997.
- His story on Kerala’s folk festival Pulikali was awarded the first prize at the Humanitarian Photo awards in Beijing.