Close Up: Photographer Saurabh Das

Photographer Saurabh Das was born in Durgapur, West Bengal, India, and got his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Calcutta.

Das is currently based in New Delhi, India. He began his photojournalism career in New Delhi, first for the daily Asian Age, then for the AP. He then spent four years in Nigeria, working as a photographer for the AP in West Africa, before returning to New Delhi in 2005, where he is currently based. He has worked in Asia, Africa and the Middle East covering elections, wars, conflicts, volcanic eruptions, floods, earthquakes, plane and train crashes and heads of state and other important public figures, as well as the story of the common man.

Below is a gallery of photographer Saurabh Das’ work.

Click on any image to launch the Close Up: Photographer Saurabh Das gallery. 


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Lead Image Caption: A newly initiated Hindu monk of the Shri Panchayati Naya Udasin “akhara” or sect, peers from behind a tent during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to attend the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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One thought on “Close Up: Photographer Saurabh Das

  1. Great to see you featured in this blog, Saurab. Each photographer has his favorite lens. On the first assignment together, covering some protest in New Delhi, I remember you using an 18mm lens and going right up against someone’s face. Direct contras to John Moore, who seemed to mostly use 200mm and stand far away, often hiding behind pillars and bushes. Each to his own methods.


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