Udayan Sankar Pal
Born in 1979, Udayan Sankar Pal, grew up in Canning (WB, India), the gateway of the Sunderbans. He has been dabbling with photography since he was 13 years old. Since the time he started working with his first camera, a Canon AE-1 Program, to his current gear, a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, he has explored the myriad images that Indian villages have to offer. Hailing from a village himself, his eyes are drawn towards those elements that he can identify with and those that are hidden from a city dweller.
Brochures of many photography exhibitions lying on the road, post an exhibition, triggered an interesting thought in him. He began collecting them for posterity from 2001 and has painstakingly built his collection to over 10,000 brochures from all parts of the world now. He has established the only international Archive of Photography Exhibitions (www.APE.net.in) in the world.