ASHOK NATH DEY
Date of birth : 31st December 1966
- Twenty five years experience in print media as a photojournalist. Working for Hindustan Timesas Deputy Chief Photographer in Kolkata.
- Worked for The Indian Express & Financial Express in Kolkata and New Delhi (1991-2000) as a staff Photographer.
- Worked as freelance photojournalist for - Ananda Bazar Group of publications, Sunday Mail, Satyajug, Nabakallol, Azad Hind & Evening Brief.
- B.Com Graduate ( papered but not completed ) from Calcutta University in 1987.
- An Accredited Photojournalist of the Government of Delhi & West Bengal.
- Fine Artist (Student of Government Art College, Kolkata )
- Three of my works got nomination for Sony’s Soccerography - FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
- Five of my works was show cased by GALLERY INDIAN IMAGES “First Leaf of Spring” along with US-based Jiri Turek (photographer), Nemai Ghosh (photographer), Group show of B/W Photographs in Bombay & Kolkata organized by British Council 1995-96.
- Solo exhibition of water colour at the Academy of Fine Arts in the year 1979 .
- Five group shows of water colour & pastel, twice at the Academy of Fine Arts, twice at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata Prakash Karmakar (painter), Jogen Chowdhury(painter), Samir Aich (painter) & others in March 2010.
- Two of my works was showcased in CLICK! Contemporary photography in India by Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi & London 2008.
- A Solo Photography Show in Kolkata Information Center in November 2007.
- Four works of my Portfolio on B/W was selected for the 4th All India Photo Exhibition in New Delhi by AIFACS in the year 1997.
- Received Journalist of the Month award from HINDUSTAN TIMES for outstanding contribution in the field of Photography, for the month of October 2013 & March 2014.
- A body of works entitled "Gurukala" have won performance award in the Education, Recreation, Sports & Technology Categories of HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2013 ( HPA ) , CHINA.
- Winner of the 2009 Friends of the Earth International photo competition (Netherlands) on the theme Biodiversity Lost, Biodiversity Preserved.
- Winner from Sports Journalist’s Association of Mumbai for Best Cricket Portrait 2007.
- Winner from India an International award of 4th COMMONWEALTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST 2003 - 2004.
- First prize from ‘Samsung Spirit of the Asiad’ Photo contest 2002
- Honoured by Indian Tourism Development Corporation (Govt. of India) for Tourism Photo Contest in New Delhi in the year 1998.