Faculty

Soumitra Banerjee

Soumitra Banerjee

Obsession with Photography right from childhood made Soumitra Banerjee give up his position as the MD & CEO of Vigilante Electronics Private Limited. Having won many awards and recognitions, he soon established his presence in the industry as a creative and innovative photographer known for the various techniques he devised in Pictorial Photography.

His unique style of teaching, communicating has endeared him to his numerous students both in India & abroad.  He is a visiting faculty to some premier Institutes where he conducts Workshops, Courses and teaches Photography to students of Mass Media and Communication at the Bachelors and Masters levels.


Pralay Lahiri

pralay lahiri

Merchant Navy Officer for almost twenty years, Pralay Lahiri has been traversing the jungles of India for almost twenty six years since the jungle and photography were his first love and the sea came second. Finally the call of the wild and the lens made him give up sailing and turn to full time wildlife photography and nature writing.

He has also been a regular contributor to various wildlife photography magazines like Bon, Banyapran and Akhon Aronyok. He has been awarded the best photograph award by The Telegraph, Calcutta.


Yash Sandhu

Cinematic perspective fused with a multi-layered approach to lighting, casting, makeup, design and retouching sets Yash Sandhu’s images apart. A preferred photographer for US Agency89, his unique style of shooting fashion and portraits gracefully balances art with commercialism.


Mentors

Mr. Shyamal Kumar Roy, M.Sc., B.T., AFIAP, FFIP

Shyamal Kumar Roy, completed his Diploma in Photography from Photographic Association of Dum Dum in 1976, and after that did Post Diploma on Portrait under the valued guidance of Late Benu Sen,MFIAP, FRPS, Hon EFIAP, ESFIAP. He had the rare opportunity to assist Mr. Benu Sen in his photographic works as well as helped him in the works of FIP (Federation of Indian Photography). Mr. Benu Sen was the Secretary General of FIP till his demise.

Having learnt from the Great Master, Mr. Benu Sen, the techniques of Portrait photography,  Shyamal Roy has been conducting specialized Workshops on Portraiture in addition to being a Mentor to the diploma students of PAD for around the last 30 years. His works have been exhibited and applauded all over the world in major Galleries and Exhibitions.

Known for his excellent teaching skills, Mr. Shyamal Kumar Roy is greatly admired by his past students, many of who now are established and renowned Photographers in various Commercial fields.