SRIJAN was founded by five enthusiastic photographers in 2003 with a view to do something for the cause of photography which included development of photographic ideas and enhancement of their own skill by mutual sharing and of course, sharing ideas with other photo clubs, associations at national level and to have thoughts and visions of individual renowned photographers. Motto of the Club was “Chhobir Neshay Srijan”, i.e. “Srijan in passion for Photography” which still holds good. Within a few months some more like minded photographers joined them to strengthen the foundation. We had been very lucky to have Late Benu Sen, one of the father figures of Indian photography to inaugurate the Club on 1st January 2003.

Walked not a long way though, we tried to do it purposefully. Our members so far achieved many national and international awards and honours as narrated in members’ profiles. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with many renowned photographic personalities with whom we came in contact during the normal functioning of the Club. So far, we have been able to organize six Members’ Exhibitions and two All India Photo Contests in 2009 and 2011. The 7th Members’ Exhibition will be in January 2014 and with great pleasure we herewith announce the launching of the 3rd All India Photography Contest 2013 of SRIJAN with enhanced prize money with immediate effect. For details, please have a look at the “Photo Contest” page.

Since inception of SRIJAN, during this span of time, we came across so many nice people who helped us, enriched us and encouraged us to keep our spirit high. We also, salute the respected veterans and contemporaries, well-known to Kolkata as well as in national and international levels, who have always been kind enough to come to hold seminars, slide shows, share their experiences, judge members’ monthly contests – always showing us path to excel. We thank them all.