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The Street and Humanist Lens: An Exploration of Subhajit Das’s Photography Journey-Moments Collective

Author: Fay Zaharopoulou,


In the vibrant and culturally rich city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, resides a photographer whose lens captures the essence of human life and the bustling streets. Subhajit Das, born on February 7, 1986, in Kolkata, is a photographer and a storyteller who uses his camera to illustrate the beauty, chaos, and intimacy of the world around him. Though his academic background is in Physics, having completed his Bachelor's in Physics (Hons) from the University of Calcutta, it is through the art of photography that he truly expresses himself and reveals the beauty that often goes unnoticed in our daily lives.


The Street and Humanist Lens: An Exploration of Subhajit Das’s Photography Journey-Moments Collective

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From Physics to Photography: A Passionate Journey


While his professional career sees him educating young minds in a reputed school for the international curriculum (IBDP, IGCSE), his passion for photography has changed his perception of life. He began his photography journey in 2021, inspired by the works of masters like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Steve McCurry, Raghu Rai, Elliott Erwitt, and Rui Palha. Subhajit believes, as Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, that "the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity." This philosophy is evident in his approach to capturing the fleeting moments of everyday life.


The Street and Humanist Lens: An Exploration of Subhajit Das’s Photography Journey-Moments Collective

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The Essence of Street and Humanist Photography


His genre of choice, street and humanist photography, is a testament to his keen eye for the human condition. His photographs are not just images, they are narratives that delve into the lives of ordinary people, their struggles, joys, and the intricate tapestry of life that often goes unnoticed. Through his lens, Subhajit brings out his subject's raw and unfiltered emotions, making his work resonate on a deeply human level.

His approach to street photography is intuitive, capturing moments of spontaneity and authenticity. Whether it's a bustling market in Kolkata or a serene moment of reflection by the Ganges, Subhajit’s photographs tell stories that are both universal and deeply personal.


The Street and Humanist Lens: An Exploration of Subhajit Das’s Photography Journey-Moments Collective

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His dedication to his craft has not gone unnoticed. His work has been recognized and celebrated in various esteemed platforms and competitions:


  1. Winner of the Judges Choice: The 3rd Competition-Exhibition of Photography (Mother & Motherhood) organized by the Russia India Cultural Exchange at ICCR, Kolkata, in March 2023.

  2. Best of 30 Photographs: The 3rd All India Photography Exhibition (My Beautiful India) also organized by the Russia India Cultural Exchange at ICCR, Kolkata, in September 2023.

  3. Publication in Vogue: In September 2023, Subhajit’s photograph was published in Vogue, marking a significant milestone in his photography career.

  4. International Recognition: His work has been recognized and published in several online photography groups across countries such as Portugal, Italy, and Brazil.

  5. Exhibitions in Kolkata: His photography has been exhibited at various cultural events, including the Russia India Cultural Exchange and PLAAPA in Kolkata.

  6. Solo Online Exhibition: Subhajit held his first solo online exhibition through Pixels Latitudes Magazine in France from March 21st to 31st, 2024.

  7. Top 10 Photographs: He secured a position among the top 10 photographs at the 4th International Exhibition of Photography (Mother & Motherhood) at ICCR, Kolkata, from March 28th to 31st, 2024.

  8. Publication in Pixels Latitudes Magazine: His work was featured in the June 5th Edition of Pixels Latitudes Magazine, France, in the special segment "India in 100 Images" on June 5th, 2024.

  9. Awarded on 1x 


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Subhajit’s photographic journey is powered by his trusty Fujifilm X-T30 II, coupled with the XF 35mm F2 R WR and XF 23mm F2 R WR lenses. These tools, in the hands of a skilled photographer like him, become more than just equipment; they are instruments that capture the soul of his subjects and the essence of the streets he roams.


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Fay Zaharopoulou Meeting Coordinator/Author


My name is Fay Zaharopoulou and I was born and lived my childhood in New Jersey, USA. My mother language is English and I have studied advertising and marketing. I have been a Meetings Coordinator and Author of Moments Collective since 2023.

My love and passion for photography began as a child when my parents bought me my first camera. It was a Polaroid which made me feel so thrilled since I could instantly see what I had photographed. Since then, I haven’t stopped taking photographs, by any means that could be used.

I am self-taught and have taken part in a few photography exhibitions.


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