Sujoy Das: Photographs 1986 - 2014


Sujoy Das was born in Calcutta India in 1961. He is a self taught freelance photo-journalist specializing in editorial photography and photo essays and working primarily in the Himalayas.  


TREKKING AND HIKING 
Has been trekking and hiking in the Himalayas for the last thirty years.  Notable trekking routes/climbs include: 
•	Across seven passes from Lamayuru to Padum September  2009   
•	Winter ascent of Kala Pattar peak,  (Everest region) Dec 2003; 
•	Everest Base Camp 18,500 feet (2001); 
•	Thorung-la pass and Annapurna Circuit 17,746 feet (2000); 
•	Annapurna Base Camp 14,300 feet (1999);
•	Gokyo Ri peak Everest region 18,275 feet (1998);
•	Rupkund Lake, Garhwal Himalaya  16,200 feet (1996);
•	Kangchendzonga Base Camp North and Green Lakes 16,875 feet (1987); 
•	Dorji La peak North Sikkim Himalayas 18,644 feet (1986). 
•	Crossing of Lhonak-la pass North Sikkim Himalayas  (1987)

PHOTO ESSAYS/ARTICLES  
•	Give Youth a Constructive Role:  Nuturing Nature not Violence a photo essay on the youth of Assam,  August 2002
 http://proxied.changemakers.net/journal/02august/index.cfm

•	Nepali Women Rising, a photo essay on the women of Nepal,  December 2002 
 http://proxied.changemakers.net/journal/02december/index.cfm

•	The Man who captured the truth- Vittorio Sella  The Telegraph 29th October 2009
 http://www.telegraphindia.com/1091029/jsp/opinion/story_11669747.jsp

•	Kodachrome The Telegraph July 5th 2009   
  http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090705/jsp/calcutta/story_11194547.jsp

•	 Kolkata: Eats on the streets and off the beaten path The Washington Post February 28th 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022503376.html?sid=ST2010022602856

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
•	1992 Land of the Lotus Born – Photographs from Sikkim, India International Centre, New Delhi.
•	1992 The Sikkim Years – A Retrospective, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

SELECTED GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
•	1993 2nd Indian Biennale of Creative Photography, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
•	1991 Mountaineering in the Indian Himalaya, Indian Mountaineering  Foundation Museum, New Delhi
•	1987-88 Festival of India Photo Exhibition Pratibimba, toured the major cities of the USSR as part of the Festival of India.  

PUBLICATIONS
Photographs and essays have been published in books and magazines in India and abroad. 

Books
•	Trekking Holidays in India – Outlook Traveller Guides, New Delhi 2005
•	Sikkim – A Traveller’s Guide - Photographs and Essays by Sujoy Das and Text by Arundhati Ray Permanent Black New Delhi  3rd  reprint 2008.  Finalist in the Banff Mountain Book Festival in November 2001 in the Adventure Travel Category.
•	Lonely Planet- Nepal for the Indian Traveller 2013 
•	Calcutta – Edited by Michel Vatin, APA Guides, Singapore 1991.
•	Sikkim, Darjeeling and Kalimpong with text by Wendy Brewer Lama, APA Guides Singapore  1992
•	South India with text by Manjulika Dubey and Bikram Grewal, APA Guides Singapore  1992
•	Flowers of the Western Himalaya by Rupin Dang, Delhi 1993
•	The Himalayas – Text by Shankar Barua, Roli Books , New Delhi 1994
•	Hill Stations of India by Gillian Wright,  1995

Selected Magazines/ Newspapers Articles and Photo Essays
•	India Today Travel Plus – The Final Frontier, Everest April 2013
•	Outlook Traveller – The Three Passes of Everest, June 2013
•	Outlook Traveller – Spiti the Left Bank Trek, May 2012
•	Outlook Traveller – Classic Zanskar June 2012
•	The Telegraph -  Everest After 60 Years May 26th 2013
•	The Times of India Crest Edition – Everest June 3rd 2013
•	The Telegraph – Vittorio Sella Mountain Photographer Oct 2009
•	The Telegraph – Raghubir Singh May 2010
•	The Telegraph – Alexander Kellas Jan 2012
•	The Washington Post – Kolkata Food Story February 2010 	
•	Darjeeling – Perspectives in the 150th Anniversary Year – Destination India,  October 1985
•	The Abode of the Dorje, Darjeeling – Swagat,  January 1986
•	The Serampore Press and Library – The India Magazine, June  1986
•	Feat of Clay – The Clay Modellers of Krishnagar – Frontline  9-22 August 1986
•	P N Bose- From the Travel Journals of a Geologist- The India Magazine July 1989
•	Sikkim Himalaya – Sawasdee, December 1989
•	Beauty at it’s Peak: North Sikkim- The Telegraph Sunday Magazine 11th March 1990
•	Great Escapes- The Telegraph Sunday Magazine 29th April 1990
•	The Dance of Death: Lama Dances in Sikkim- The Telegraph Sunday Magazine  16th December 1990
•	Kalimpong: The Economic Times 19th May 1991
•	Rediscovering Darjeeling – Frontline 10-23 August  1985
•	Anglo Indians: Pioneers and Prodigies- Discover India June 1991
•	The Yak Herdsmen of the Lhonak Valley – The India Magazine September 1992
•	Journey Down the Hoogly- The India Magazine, June 1993
•	The Wrath of Nanda Devi- Sunday Magazine  2 January 1993
•	Architecture and Design Magazine Cover Photograph June 1989

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   Sujoy is currently working on a book on the Indian Himalayas due for publication in 2015 and also leading treks in the Himalayas under the banner of South Col Expeditions www.southcol.com

Sujoy Das has been trekking and photographing in the Himalayas for more than thirty years. His photographs and essays have been featured in leading magazines worldwide like The Washington Post, Lonely Planet, The Outdoor Journal, Lifeforce Magazine, APA Guides, Outlook Traveller, India Today Travel Plus, Frontline, The Telegraph, Times of India Crest, India Magazine, Frontline etc. He is also leading treks and photo workshops under the banner of South Col Expeditions www.southcol.com. He is the joint author of Sikkim- A Travellers Guide and Lonely Planet - Nepal for the Indian Traveller. He has had solo exhibitions in Delhi and Kolkata. He is currently working on a book on the Indian Himalaya and organizing treks and photo workshops as a part of South Col Expeditions. He can be contacted at sujoyrdas@gmail.com
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