Bijoy Chowdhury</b> lives in Konnagar in the Hooghly District of West Bengal, India, about 20 km from Kolkata and works as a photographer and visual communicator.
He graduated from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1987 and has since picked up photography with a passion. After his studies, he became a committed and almost obsessive photographer specialising in documentary, and thinks that photography is a very powerful medium to express human emotion and document social changes.
His major photography works include 'Rickshawpuller in Kolkata', Bohurupi (a folk art in rural Bengal), the women and child labours in brick kiln, 'Holy journey', 'Sikkim', 'Forgotten Childhood', 'Moonson in Bengal' and 'Moods of Kolkata'.
His ardent photography has won him several national and international awards. He has won the national Nirman Award and Photo Division Award, and on the international platform, he has won the Commonwealth Photography Award twice, as well as the National Geographic Traveler Photo Award. Wrote Mr Keith Bellows, the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler Magazine, "'this award we considered conforms your sharp shooting ability to capture the spirit of a place in classic National Geographic Traveler style."
His work has also been published in several local and international magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Commonwealth Journal, Gallery International, Discover India, India Magazine, Swagat, Namaskar and Jettwings. He has also received a Fellowship in Photography from the Indian government.