About Sounak


Sounak Banerjee

MFIP (India), EFIAP/Gold (Belgium), EFIP/Gold (India), GAPU (Singapore), Hon. PESGSPC (Cyprus), GPA. PESGSPC (Cyprus), Hon.CPE (Romania), Hon. FAPAM (Malaysia), Hon. FWPAI (India), Hon. FPPS (Bangladesh)

World Ranking: 20 – Travel Division (PSA 2016-2017) World Ranking: 30 – Nature Division (PSA 2017-2018)

Brand Influencer of Nikon

Founder and Director of Calcutta School of Contemporary Photography

Member of Photographic Society of America (PSA), U.S.A. Member of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), India

Sounak Banerjee is a contemporary photographer from Calcutta, India. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of art and photography. He is an apprentice of the world famous Magnum photographer, Raghu Rai, and is currently engaged in many projects with the Grand Master. Banerjee’s prime area of photography is contemporary streets. He is also an ardent lover of people oriented travel photography. Apart from outdoor, he also has specializes in still life and fashion photography.
Continuous creative upgrade, has been the most dominant principle of Banerjee’s works. He is known for his variety and diversity in this field. Never sticking to one style, continuously changing and experimenting, this has been his guiding operational methodology.
Banerjee is the recipient of over 700 international awards from over 65 countries and numerous photographic distinctions. His works have been exhibited globally in more than 75 countries.

In 2017, Banerjee founded the renowned photography institute in Calcutta, India, “Calcutta School of Contemporary Photography”. His vision in this establishment was an organised and disciplined approach towards photography, and the development of creative contemporary skills in the students. CSCP has grown exponentially since then, and now boasts to have trained over 800 students and is growing exponentially. It is proud to have produced, in such a short time, over 70 award winners with over 500 awards under their belts.