“My mother is an artist, my father is a scientist, brother an architect, and I am confused.”
The magic of growing up in India is that every individual has a unique story to tell. I am an accidental photographer: years back it all started with a serendipitous photo of milk overflowing. Shuffling across several borrowed cameras from supportive friends and family, learning exactly what each technical number meant, to freelancing and travelling over the years, I am Ankit Banerjee, a 20-year old hobbyist turned independent photographer based in Bangalore, India.
With over 5 years of experience in the field, my forte is children and family portraits, performance, corporate events, and travel and street. Some of my past clients to mention are Boeing International Co., Microsoft Ventures, TEDxBangalore, Witworks, Startup Leadership Program, Campus Diaries, MakeMyTrip, Oodio Studio, and many dancers to brides and grooms.
My work was exhibited last year at the SoHo Arthouse gallery, New York for Crated.com. I was published in IGNIRE Magazine for Abstract art (May ’14 issue). Recently, I hosted a solo photography exhibition in central Bangalore featuring selected works over the years. I have been covered by The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, and Bangalore Times. I am currently pursuing my B.Sc. in Economics, Mathematics,
and Statistics from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous). Additionally,
I am training in Grade 6 in Piano under the Trinity College London curriculum.