AsiaStoryA tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer by Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

I am less famous as photographer in my locality. Two years ago in a day I was surprised by a knocking at the door, an old man with a stick came to introduce himself at my home and asked about my photography.

I am less famous as photographer in my locality. Two years ago in a day I was surprised by a knocking at the door, an old man with a stick came to introduce himself at my home and asked about my photography.

He was none other than a photographer of age 89 years old. His deep passion in photography, vast knowledge, exceptional memory power, sharing about his analog to digital photographic journey, jovial nature, mingling with people irrespective of generations inspired me. It is a tale of a passionate amateur photographer Mr. S.N. Mondal, aged 91 years at present.

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

In our friendship of two years we both visited each other’s home and I had enjoyed and enriched my knowledge by every such occasion. He was a history teacher of a government high school and he lived 47 years in a hilly district of West Bengal, India because of his job purpose. He was a very dedicated teacher, sincere and loyal to his profession and played a leading role to shape the future of many students by morally and financially. He had an experience of the era of Indian freedom movement. He used to recall the moment of attending the speech of the great leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose , the founder of Azad Hind Fauj. To quench his thirst of Indian history he became a traveller. He visited many neighbouring countries several times to purchase photographic gears and foreign magazines. He had built up a studio and his own darkroom. The developed photos are kept and he shares some of his works of analog period. He is fond of monochrome images, especially portrait. A portrait should depict some story, emotions according to him. “Dream” is one of his favourite portrait works. Besides photography he loved gardening. His garden was famous for so many flowers specially roses of 65 types, Camellia, Night queen, Bird of paradise which he often bought from Green wood nursery, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Though his life was not a bed full of roses, he lost his only son, a promising cardiologist who died at the age of 31 years due to a massive heart attack. He lost his many near and dear ones within few years of span. The trauma of losing son led his wife into depression and he bound to come to live in our chaotic world leaving the vastness of calm, peaceful hilly forest life to avail better medical support.

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

Despite of all mental and physical hazards: experiencing with knee osteoarthritis and respiratory problems, photography, gardening and Indian classical music are the things which act as fuel to make him alive. He makes a small garden on the roof of his small apartment where he lives only with his wife. As a fan of Nikon gadgets he recently purchases a Nikon 80 – 400 mm f 4.5-5.6G ED VR lens to enjoy bird photography and steps out for birding with his existing gears along with young photographers. We, the photographers of digital generations are lucky and grateful to have such a passionate inspiring photographer in our locality. When the hustle and bustle of photography in social media, current trend of money making workshop based photography and getting faster recognition by it result the sense of art are at the end of my rope, he brings some fresh air to energise my journey of photography. We are longing for his healthy long lived life. I put an end with a wish to capture a moment of his 98th birthday, hanging camera around his neck.

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

About Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

Sanghamitra Bhattacharya, a Masters in Computer Application, self- employed passionate amateur photographer. She wants to communicate with the world through her photography. She is more interested in people photography. Since childhood, her father plays a role of catalyst to grow her interest in photography and  she thinks of taking it up seriously over the  last one year. In this journey her photographs have already been published in some websites (1X.com) and Magazine (InPa Photo book, 2016 as one of the winning images), exhibited and awarded in national & international salons (Romania, Greece, Bosnia, Turkey etc.) along with some featured work (Street photography India, Eyewin awards photo of the day etc.). Recently one of her photo story (“While visiting a charcoal kiln) is published in Dodho magazine and 121clicks.com . She always views herself as a lifelong student of photography.

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

A tale of a 91 years passionate amateur photographer | Sanghamitra Bhattacharya

Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION

EACH MONTH, THE MOST VALUED PROJECT WILL RECEIVE AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION IN OUR GALLERY.

DEADLINE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021

PHOTO: © ALAIN SCHROEDER
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/magazine_dodho_mostly_white_300x250.jpg

GuruShots is a platform for people who love taking photos. Get ready to push your creativity and enter your shots in the ‘Mostly White’ photo challenge!

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/banner-300.jpg

Call For Entries #18 | After 17 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

RELATED STORIES
Deep In A Dream – Sheep Meadow by Michael Massaia

AmericaB&WConceptDeep In A Dream – Sheep Meadow by Michael Massaia

"Deep In A Dream - Sheep Meadow" is a portfolio that I started in 2006 but ultimately shelved because of my discomfort taking such intimate & vulnerable pictures of people while they were completely unaware.
Still Life Part IX by Stefania Piccioni

ConceptEuropeStill Life Part IX by Stefania Piccioni

White is maybe the most rigorous and psychological color, it seems to purify the surfaces, it’s a color that makes the vacuum merge. The empty spaces have slight contrasts of shape as a value.
Long exposure: Aquis Petrae by Ricardo Canales

AmericaB&WBioLong exposure: Aquis Petrae by Ricardo Canales

This work is the representation of the permanent movement of marine waters and its erosive impact on the rocks of the coastal edge. This natural process, constant and of high energetic impact, allows to sculpt the rock in a gradual and progressive way, generating beautiful and capricious rock formations.
London street portraits by Lorenzo Grifantini

CityEuropeLondon street portraits by Lorenzo Grifantini

The sixties changed the relationship between the city and its inhabitants forever. From the ruins of Victorian austerity and the interminable years of war, arose a “swinging” time that revolutionised the inter-connection between people and their built environment.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/instagram.jpg
Fine Art; Black and white of Pedro Díaz Molins

B&WConceptEuropeFine Art; Black and white of Pedro Díaz Molins

My photography is characterized for simplicity and a treatment where the grays tones are very important. I try to remove all superficial elements and isolate the principal component.
Interview with Antonio Peinado ; Honorable Mention in our Black & White Award 2017

DnaEuropeInterview with Antonio Peinado ; Honorable Mention in our Black & White Award 2017

Knowing that my works are published in wide-spread media such as Dodho magazine and in his book Black & White Book 2017 is a joy, and I am even more pleased knowing that it will reach people interested in photography as Art.
TRENDING STORIES
The 30 second Project by Matthieu Colnat

EuropeShotThe 30 second Project by Matthieu Colnat

So when I went back to my work with photography after a lull of several years, my hunger for pictures naturally drained me to this idea.
Makuridashi by Arito Nishiki

AsiaBioMakuridashi by Arito Nishiki

When you look at the sand grain only, it is just a mineral and inorganic thing. Once it forms sand beach, it is consistently in flux and it acts as an organism that exists in their movement. 
Anatomy of a Photograph by Fang Tong

AmericaDnaAnatomy of a Photograph by Fang Tong

This shot is one of a series. There are seven photos in this series, so for doing this kind of work in a series, I need to prepare carefully. I had the idea or theme first, then I tried to find a well-fitting location.
The missing forest by Patricia Ackerman

AmericaConceptThe missing forest by Patricia Ackerman

The missing forest It is not the forest of milk of Dylan Thomas nor the mysterious jungle of Emilio Salgari. It is – just and nothing less – a handful of twigs that the time dried and the eye finished to dissect and isolate, until they float in black chamber, turning them into ideograms of an underground pondering.
The Sands of Kalmykia by Sergey Nazarov

EuropeStoryThe Sands of Kalmykia by Sergey Nazarov

Drylands occupy 41% of terrestrial land. The destruction of land leads to economical problems of the regions. In areas of increased desertification access to water becomes obstructed.
Diamond Days by Manuel Armenis

CityEuropeDiamond Days by Manuel Armenis

The quintessential trait of the mundane is, of course, its lack of spectacle. It is recognizable to us, familiar, in its plainness and with its non-event-character. Due to those alleged properties it is a world that gets all too willingly labeled boring and banal.
Umbilical Cord by Raisa Mikhailova

EuropeStoryUmbilical Cord by Raisa Mikhailova

Relationship with her mother is a cornerstone of a woman’s life, as at some point in live she becomes a mother herself. Even grown up women are often guided by their mothers’ opinions, feel the need of their approval and support.
Blurred by Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil

AmericaShotBlurred by Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil

Blur has a great importance in my photographic work. When a reflection appears, when distorting or transparent material interferes between me and my subject, I deeply enjoy seeing my subject's new appearance.
Irish Travellers by Jamie Johnson

AmericaB&WStoryIrish Travellers by Jamie Johnson

Growing Up Travelling The experience I had photographing the grit and beauty, that is the everyday life of a Irish Traveller child, is one that inspires me everyday.
FEATURED STORIES
Under the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedUnder the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

Surreal, refined, disturbing: Roger Ballen has made a name for himself with his special eye for what is usually considered minor or outside, yet is nevertheless profound and touching.
Intimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedIntimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

Behind Glass is a collection of photographs made in monkey houses of small zoos throughout Europe. Anne Berry is recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals.
Fictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

ConceptEuropeFeaturedFictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

Birth Undisturbed is a fictional narrative photography series by Natalie Lennard, that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux.
Japanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

AsiaFeaturedStoryJapanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

Japanese Aquariums is a journey into some of my oldest, most treasured childhood memories. Whenever I visited my grandparents in the small, northern Japanese city of Otaru, my grandfather, a high school teacher and an enormous influence in my life, would take me to the aquarium.
Greenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

Greenland became politically independent from Denmark in 1979 and is slowly getting on the path to economic independency. The ‘ice country’ is currently facing the consequences of climate change.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotIntimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
Africa; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotAfrica; River Blindness by Marcus Trappaud Bjørn

The project River blindness focuses on a neglected tropical disease, which is the second most common cause of infectious blindness worldwide.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/getty-images.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/black-eye.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Edelman-Gallery.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Medium.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Opiom.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Filter-Photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/head-on.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-independent.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/lagos-photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/gtb.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/in-focus.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/image-rights.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/riga.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/BGD.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICP.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Mifa.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/miami.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/viewbug.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/OFF.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/KLPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/rotterdam.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-Nola.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/clampart.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/dripbook.png
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd