Hall of Fame
Joy K Roy Chowdhury
Portrait 28th February, 2017

Joy K Roy Chowdhury from his childhood, had a knack for creativity. His inclination to art was evident in his unique way of depicting small things of life initially through paint and brush then through the lens. At the age of five Joy started playing with brush and colors and within a short period of time his artistic mind got appreciated by his school teachers, friends and relatives. At his teen years, Joy got a small hot shot camera as a birthday gift from his parents. That day, silently, a photographer inside him was born. Whenever Joy got free time, or went for family trip he became totally involved in sketching the world around him through his camera. Gradually photography became a passion and a part of his life.

He delved himself into serious photography when he started experimenting with different delicate lenses. Photography to him is canvassing the true color and joy of life. Throughout his journey of photography he tried his best to present any frame in a unique way. Capturing the true simplicity, emotion, pain, and pleasure of life through lenses, is his motto which in turn will inspire our next generation to explore the positive side of life more intrinsically.

He is the founder member & president of Narayanganj Photographic Club (NPC) of Bangladesh. He loves to discover life in more meaningful way and make it truly memorable.

A person who doesn't go loud about himself, can be traced from the way he works. Though he has proven his authority in various genres of photography starting from the ones with soothing aesthetic feel to documentation of hard core reality that affets human life, Joy loves clicking portraits and according to him, it is one of the strongest manifestation of the art of photography that can stir the present and bring about changes. Joy strongly believes that the "eye contact" in a portrait makes a huge difference. The eyes talk about the person's life; they tell their untold tales. It is a tough job to capture the right mood and the right expression that makes for an outstanding portrait. Or else it ends up in being a mere photograph. Joy sees it as a direct encounter with his subjects when their eyes look straight to the camera. His works show how important it is to catch the subjects in their right posture which will make the frame speak out loud. Upon asking how Joy manages to do this, he smiled and said, "I just talk; and keep talking to them."

  • I was travelling to a nearby village with a colleague. It was just for the sake of travelling we were roaming. Sometimes by walk, sometimes by rickshaw. We even crossed a small river to reach the village on the other side. There I saw this angel face. My eyes of a photographer were dying to capture her innocence; but I was not carrying a camera. Seeing my urge, friend lent me his gear; and I, at once, framed those heavenly eyes full of innocence.
  • I found him in a fishermen's village at Gabura in Bangladesh. He was covering his head with a cotton towel while looking at me in awe. When I turned to him, he got a little shy. His innocent look drew me towards him.
  • On the bank of Sitalakkha, the famous river of my native place Narayanganj, I found this little master. He lives in the slum by the banks and was quite playful. He wanted to explore my camera as I was talking to him. His eyes were shining in his mud clad face.
  • A labour of a brick field, this man was having a break from his shift when I caught him. His eyes were sharp and expressed his dignity defying his economic condition and the physically taxing job he is into. His gaze own over my respect.
  • During the festival of Eid, I was on a photowalk with my friends. In the bus terminus I saw this little girl bidding bye to her near one; probably her father. I caught her unguarded, with her tears. I was so determined to catch her expression, that I didn't giver her a chance to realise and change the expression.