The art of street photography is not something that is easy to master. Street photography is not just taking photos. It is a way of seeing the world and of appreciating beauty in the mundane. Street photography helps a person to become a lot more courageous by pursuing them to step outside their comfort zone and by pushing their limits to the next level. Street Photographers have an eye to make even the most commonplace things look more intriguing with a story. It takes inspiration to start something and the stories about some self-made photographers are a big source for the same. Here, we have compiled for you, a list of ‘5 STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM’.
1) Avishek Das
Avishek Das is an Indian born Photographer. Over the past 6 years, he has been actively associated with this field of photography. He is the Chairman of Creative Art Solution – a registered photography club of India under Federation of Indian Photography & Liaison Officer of Master of Light Photographic Association for Asia & India. His photographs and writings have already been published in different Websites & Photo competition at national & international level. He has bagged more than 350+ Awards (National & International) for his Photographic works. His photos generally depict the nuances of the street. Whether it be children playing or the vehicles moving, his shots present them in an inspiring way.
2) Debarchan Chatterjee
Debarchan Chatterjee is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer from Kolkata, India. His preferred genre is human interest and he enjoys documenting the people of this city and their stories. Currently working as a freelance photojournalist for various international agencies, his work takes him to various destinations where he loves interacting with people and getting to know their voices, their conflicts, their daily struggle and happiness. Working as a photographer for the past 4 years, he is a storyteller, taking the untold stories of the city to the world. He is one of those street photographers who give their images a black and white representation. His black and white images have a deep connection with the stories being hidden in the streets.
3) DK Pattnayak
A self-taught & passionate Indian Photographer based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Most of DK Pattnayak ’s works depict visually compelling and well composed candid moments of the everyday lifestyle around the streets that highlights humanity, culture & traditions. This street photographer has been awarded, recognized & published by many popular international and national forums such as National Geographic, NatGeo Traveller India, Canon India, Smart Photography Magazine, Creative Image Magazine, Camarena Academy, Street Photography India & many popular platforms.
4) Kallol Bhattacharjee
Originally from Assam, Kallol Bhattacharjee has been a resident of Kolkata from the past 14 years now. He has done his MBA from Kolkata and after completion of the course, he has joined my first job in IT Sales and Marketing in the year 2007. Most importantly, he is a Kolkata based Street Photographer. Having started his photography career in the year 2015, he has many laurels to his name. His works are a unique representation of the simplest forms of the street parts. Apart from street photography, he has a keen interest in Travel Photography, Portraits and Photojournalism.
5) Raj Sarkar
Raj Sarkar is a finance personnel with Airports Authority of India and a photographer by passion. He enjoys traveling and documenting street life. His photographs have won several awards and are published by Street Photography(USA), Fujilove Magazine and many more. He is a passionate street photographer who captures the most inherent parts of the street with a twist. Raj is one of the curators of APF Magazine – a Street Photography Facebook group, member of In-street Collective and the founder of World Photographic Forum.
It’s not difficult to find a street, so grab on your camera, look at the petite things around and start shooting the peculiar commodities hidden in those streets.
Written By: Nishtha Goel
Youngest explorer of the team, an amateur writer with bubbling optimism, Nishtha’s enthusiasm for her work is infectious. A bibliophile at heart, she loves to travel miles and connect to different people, in imagination as well as in reality.