Debashish Chakrabarty is an artist based in Dhaka, where he was born in and grew up. A photography graduate of the capital’s Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Through science and arts, he wants to explore the plasticity of the human mind. He has been using diverse kinds of optical and photographic techniques to narrate different sorts of stories that reflect various degrees of human experiences. Often, he tries to push the abilities of a medium and reimagine the definition by taking account of the ever-evolving nature of the medium and technology as these are influencing, and continuously alluring the very core of the individual to collective experiences. 


  • Mark Grosset Prize Exhibition 2015, Vendome, France 
  • The Photo Documentary Festival DOK:15, Oslo, Norway 
  • Indian Photography Festival 2015, Hyderabad, India
  • Dali Photo Festival 2015, Dali, China 
  • Only Connect.Edition Three, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Delhi Photo Festival 2015, Delhi, India 
  • Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh 2015, New York, USA 
  • Chobi Mela 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
  • Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017, Groningen, Netherlands 
  • Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, Goa, India


Publications and Achievements

  • China Dream, a collection of 24 individual stories from contemporary China.
  • British Journal of Photography
  • GUP Magazine
  • Lensculture
  • L'Œil de la Photographie
  • Photofile, Vol. 99
  • Nuda Paper
  • Invisible Photographers of Asia
  • Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass 2016, 2018