Tirtha Dasgupta, ARPS, APSA, AIIPC, EFIAP, FBPS, FFIP.
Hon. Course Director
Tirtha Dasgupta, born in Shillong, continued his education in Calcutta. At an early age developed interest in Photography. Initially a freelancer, he joined as Scientific Photographer in the Forensic Science Laboratory, Calcutta. He switched over to industrial and mining photography in the Hindustan Copper Limited. Returned to scientific photography in 1985 with IARI as Photo Officer. He teaches Photography, Photojournalism, Visual Graphic Communication to M.Sc. and PhD. scholars. He is a Scientific Photographer and Teacher with a liking for Pictorial Photography.
His works has been exhibited in National and International Salons over 24 countries and won him more than 700 Acceptances, Awards & CMs. He has also been awarded by the Sahitya Kala Parishad twice in 1989 and 1992. He has earned the LRPS, UK in 1982, the LIIPC in 1987, and the AIIPC in 1990. In the year 2002 the FIP conferred him the Fellowship. In 2010 he has been conferred with the ARPS, UK and AFIAP, France. In the year 2011 his continued service to photography has been dually acknowledged by the Photographic Society of America by conferring on him the APSA distinction. In the year 2012 he has also been conferred with the EFIAP of France and recently the Bangladesh Photographic Society has conferred on him their Fellowship in 2015.
Being keen to serve the cause of photography he has volunteered his service as Hon. Jt. Secy, Chairman Salon Recog. Div. and Chairman Members’ Meetings. He was the first Chairman of the Digital Imaging Div. of IIPC. Served in Organising Committees of Workshops, Seminars, Salons. He served as Jury in Contests & Salons. His academic interest reflects form the presentations he has made in Workshops, Seminars and Conferences. He is credited with invitation Lectures. He has also published many articles on photography. He is a regular contributor in the “Let’s Go” travel magazine and on the advisory panel for this publication. He is the founder and Hon. Course Director of School of Fototechnik, New Delhi. He is a guest lecturer at the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Govt. of India, NIFT, Govt. of India, SOC, New Delhi, IILM, New Delhi, NMI, Min of Culture, Govt of India, New Delhi, IIMC and Photo Division, Min of I & B, Govt of India, New Delhi, IILM School of Design, Gurgaon, Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi, FMCC, New Delhi, Guru Govind Singh College of Commerce, New Delhi, NRLC, Lucknow, Govt of India, School of Professional Studies, University of Allahabad, Forensic Science Department, Punjabi University of Patiala, Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi.
He is also a paper setter and examiner of photography at the university level. Presently, he is actively working in the direction of propagating and creating awareness of photographic applications.