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.