Regd. under W.B. Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 vide no. S/2L 15049 of 2013-14

 
MR. ROGER JOURDAIN, Internationally acclaimed Successful Exhibitor, FRANCE

A truly passionate enterprising personality – hailing from Massif Central and more exactly in Ambert city of France, Roger, the photographer per excellence, believes that photography is the witness of a time always scoring over pettiness. Over a 40 year period, Roger held various positions of responsibility in a large Pharmaceutical group, which included business photography. Now, he is 70 years old, retired and passionate about photography. An active member of the Photographic Federation of France, PSA and UPI, this ardent votary of Nature has innumerable acceptances and awards across the globe in his kitty. His incredible feat of achieving FIAP Blue Badge (Best Author) 86 times (as on 24.8.2017) add special flavour to his enviable gallery of distinctions comprising PSA  Best of the 2011 & 2013 Nature Open, First in PSA Portrait individual competition season 2012/2013, 1st World Photographer in PSA Who’s Who in Nature section and so on. He has been awarded more than 1612 times in salons patronized notably by the Photographic Society of America (PSA), the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP), the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (RPS), International Union of Photographers (IUP), Global Photographic Union (GPU), Image Colleague Society(ICS) etc. This septuagenarian solivigant holds a special place both as a participant as well as a jury in International Photography circuit.
 
MR. SUSANTA BANERJEE, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. FPAD, Hon. FBPS, Hon. FCOS, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, INDIA

A truly multi-dimensional personality – he was an electronics engineer by profession and as a sound recorder of HMV had the opportunity to work with top-notch professionals in this field and even worked for the films of Satyajit Ray. Respected all over as a Philosopher of Photographic Art, this sensitive artist, a master of the technique of photomontage, is now experimenting with Pseudo Digital techniques. He received the distinction 'Artist' from Federatione International de L' Art Photographique (affiliated to UNESCO), i.e. AFIAP in 1978, "Excellence" from FIAP in 1987 and the most coveted honour in photography, "Master (MFIAP) in 1992 for his outstanding contribution to creative photography, and ESFIAP (Excellent service to FIAP) honour in 2004. Applauded and awarded nationally and internationally for his sheer artistry, he has served as a member of Jury in different national and international salons in India and abroad. The President of FIP, he is also a renowned and prolific writer on photography.

 
DR BARUN K SINHA, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. PAD, INDIA

A truly multi-dimensional personality – professionally a renowned Urologist from Patna, he had started his serious affair with photography way back in 1970. An iconic figure in India regarding wild life photography, he has been a successful administrator & organizer in various fields of photography and is currently serving as the Secretary General of FIP and as the FIAP representative and liaison officer for India. Driven by his indomitable passion for photography, he spent a better part of his life clicking shutters in forests of India and abroad. Recipient of many acceptances and awards round the globe, he achieved many coveted honours of photography - the "Associateship" (ARPS) from the Royal Photographic Society (UK) in 2003, the distinction "Artiste FIAP" (AFIAP) in 2003 and "Excellence FIAP" (EFIAP) in 2006 from Federation Internationale De L' Art Photographique, Honorary FIP in 2004, "Master (MFIAP) in 2009 and Hon. FSoF by the school of Fototechnik. A perfect gentleman, Mr Sinha is an inspiration for the budding wildlife photographers of India.
 
MR ANIL RISAL SINGH, MFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. LCC, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FPAC, Hon. TPAS, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGPC, Hon. FPSNJ, INDIA

A truly brilliant art photographer with a different vision - this Agra-born and now Lucknow-based talented artist and former Head, Photo division in NRLC, Lucknow (Ministry of Culture, India), had started his journey of photography 40 years ago. He had his genius revealed in his presentation of graphical & geometrical forms found in Nature & in man-made structures. With umpteenth no. of acceptances & awards and a remarkable achievement of having many solo exhibitions in India & abroad, he received the "Associateship" (ARPS) from the Royal Photographic Society (UK) in 1991, AIIPC in 1992, "Artiste FIAP" (AFIAP) in 1995, "Excellence FIAP" (EFIAP) in 2006 and "Master FIAP" (MFIAP) in 2009 from Federation Internationale De L' Art Photographique for his outstanding contribution to creative photography. A perfect gentleman, a teacher and a member of jury in various  National and International salons, Mr Singh, the Ex-President of Federation of Indian Photography  always admits his indebtedness to his parents and wife Reenamary Singh for their support in his photography wayfarer.

 
DR ABHOY NATH GANGULY, EFIAP, FFIP, INDIA

A truly gifted personality – be it in the academic field with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from CU, a fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist (UK), a Post-Doctoral research work on Drug Development at the university of Zurich or in the professional arena essaying various corporate responsibilities – he passionately practiced photography for more than three decades. The rare photo-artist with an enviable blend of aesthetics and technicalities had a number of National and International degrees and accolades to his credit.  He received the "Associateship" (ARPS) from the Royal Photographic Society (UK) in 1986 and the distinction "Artiste FIAP" (AFIAP) in 1986 and "Excellence FIAP" (EFIAP) in 2005 from Federation Internationale De L' Art Photographique (affiliated to UNESCO). This ever-jovial gentleman with his immaculate sense of humour and spontaneous source of knowledge of varied subjects, has been our inspiration and member of Jury since we started our journey in 2007.

 
MR SWAPAN MUKHERJEE, EFIAP, FFIP, INDIA


A truly multi-talented personality -  had his interest first in studying technical aspects of camera and photochemistry which was later converted to his attraction to stereo (3-D) photography and thereby designing certain gadgets for producing 3-D images; presently as an expert deals with conservation of old paper documents with their micro-filming and digitization. This tech-savvy artist in his photographer’s attire had umpteenth number of National and International accolades. He has about 1200 acceptances and several hundreds of awards in national and international salons. He has also been honoured with EFIAP, FFIP and IIPC (Gold) distinctions.  He has served as a member of the jury in several national and international salons.  A perfect gentleman with his special mastery over macro subjects (especially before the market was swept over by macro lenses)  has been our guide and patron with his repertoire of knowledge.

 
MR. VINOD CHAUHANAFIAP, FFIP, AIIPC, FICS, AEAIP, FSoF, RSoF, EIUP, Hon. AIUP, INDIA


A truly distinguished personality – an electronics engineer and into IT training business for the last 23 years, this passionate photo artist, hailing from Simla, the picturesque hill station in the foot hills of Himalaya, started sketching with camera to express his imagination and creativity. This dynamic guy is addicted to travelling and freezing moments of his itinerary  through lens are gems of Travel Photography and for which he has once been rated as World no. 12 Top Travel Exhibitor (D) in Who’s Who of PSA. With a huge no. of acceptances and awards  from various  National & International salons under his belt, he has been conferred with honours & distinctions by various renowned photography bodies  round the globe. Vinod is the present co-ordinator of IUP in India.

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