Mr. Bikas Das is a veteran photographer based at Kolkata. He is an esteemed senior Photojournalist working for the Associated Press/AP since 1989. He started photojournalism as a freelancer for Satyajug (vernacular daily)(1977-81) and for The Statesman (1981-89). In his long career, he has contributed to almost all the newspapers and magazines in India. Bikas Das’ pictures are regularly published in various media worldwide.
He prefers to shoot people in candid moment. Anthropology and History are his favorite subjects. A trained mountaineer, Mr. Das has joined several expeditions and high altitude trekking in The Himalayas. He also loves to travel and work in rural areas among people in their natural habitats.
Bikas Das was conferred honorary fellow, Hon. FCOS from FotoClub of Sibiu, Romania for excellence in Black & White prints. He has won UNESCO award 5 times, Asahi Shimbun award 4 times, Nikon award twice and Olympus award to name a few. Also his works are exhibited in 30 countries.
He is the life member of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) and Photographic Association of Bengal (PAB) and held office of the Hony. General Secretary.
Bikas Das organized 1st International Color slide Salon in Calcutta under the banner of PAB. Presently officiating as President of Sports Photographers’ Association of Bengal.
I have been working with heavy-bodied gadgets since the very beginning of my photography career. They have been serving my purpose for journalistic photography ever since.
In 2013, I realized that I needed more practical and lighter gear for myself.
That is when I decided to get a Fujifilm X. And to be very honest, that has been one of the best decisions I have ever taken in my entire life on selecting gear. Not to brag, but, the experience I have had with X-Series so far has been overwhelming. The color tones that are brought out in every image is simply outstanding. Also, the mind-blowing Black and White accord gives every image a film-camera effect. With a very handy and light camera body, Fuji is my perfect choice for street photography. The way it captures every detail- be it in the highlighted area or in a very shadowy part within the photo- one can understand the beautiful mix of color and lights.
The pictures that I have clicked with Fuji have given me self-satisfaction.
This particular gadget is a gateway to my old nostalgic film-camera days. The feeling of savoring the essence of the “film-era” is everything that I didn’t realize I had been looking for in every camera so far.