Arup Bhattacharjee is actually an accidental photographer. He has always been an avid traveler right from his childhood, something he believes to have picked up from his father who was bitten by the travel bug too. At a certain point in time, he felt the need to capture his travel memories and bought a point and shoot camera. That was way back in late nineties, the days of film cameras, when one had to be very frugal with the shutter. During one of those days he clicked a picture of sun rays falling through pine trees on a wintery Shillong morning. Since he liked the picture, he submitted that shot to a monthly national photography contest organized by a magazine in which he won 1st Prize and the magazine published his picture in the centrespread. That was the spark and the endless journey started.
Arup earned his PPSA in 2015, his EPSA in 2016, and his MPSA in 2019.