Biography: Sanjeet Chowdhury
Sanjeet Chowdhury started taking photographs during his college days in Kolkata in the late 1980s. A filmmaker by profession, he shoots on black & white film.
In the past, his works have been exhibited in 'The Incredible Moment', an exhibition co-organized by People for Animals and the Times of India showcasing 200 of India's best photographers, in New Delhi in 2005. A selection of his photographs were also shown in 'Mumbai 8', part of the series 'Showcase', at Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata, in 2007.
Sanjeet's involvement with photography, however, goes beyond taking pictures. He is a collector of albumen and silver gelatin prints, glass negatives and Daguerrotype plates. His other interests include collecting 19th and 20th century Indian prints (lithographs and oleographs), which were exhibited at the Birla Academies of Art and Culture, Kolkata and Mumbai, in 2006.
Sanjeet has also been making video art since 2001. His films have been screened at various international festivals including an international conference on 'Violence, Memory and Mutual Understanding' in Tel Aviv; the Indo-American Film Screenings at Freer Art Gallery, Washington; 'Transmediale', an international media and art festival in Berlin; and various film festivals across India.
He is based in Kolkata, and works out of Kolkata and Mumbai.