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Uncovering The Revolutionary Journey of Ranjan Kundu: Global Grandmaster and Pioneer of Photo-Poetry

Ranjan Kundu, Acclaimed as the “Father of the Photo-Poem Technique”, and Nicknamed as “Mr. Checkmate”, the Global Grandmaster and the Pioneer of Photo-Poetry.

Ranjan Kundu’s name is synonymous with international photography, having left a lasting impression with his innovative combination of poetic expression and visual storytelling. Acclaimed as the “Father of the Photo-Poem Technique,” this visionary artist has enthralled audiences all over the world with his ability to construct ethereal storylines that go beyond the bounds of traditional art forms.

Renowned as India’s most internationally award winning photographer and celebrity photographer, Ranjan Kundu, the creative genius, is taking the world of international photography by storm.

Ranjan, who was raised in the Indian state of West Bengal, had a natural curiosity and a creative spirit that drove him to pursue his passion for beauty and self-expression from a young age. As he immersed himself deeper into the field of photography, a singular synthesis developed—a symphony of feeling and cognition that resulted from the harmonious union of arresting images and moving poetry.

Ranjan Kundu, Nicknamed as “Mr. Checkmate” for his globally acclaimed Photo-Poem Frame named “Checkmate”, a fusion of photography and poetry, has won several international awards and earned a reputation by exhibiting his work at prestigious photography arenas.

Poem: Checkmate
Ranjan Kundu
In a game of Chess,
Between Life and The Man of Imagination,
And, a life-full living being at the centre,
And, the reflection of the dance
Of the soul in it’s eyes.

Sun Vs Moon,
Day Vs Night, LightVsDarkness,
Truth Vs Illusion, Hope Vs Despair,
Humane Vs Moneyist,
Love Vs Lust,
Realization Vs Revenge, SalvationVsDamnation.
In a game of Chess,
Between Life and The Man of Imagination,
And, a life-full living being at the centre,
And, the reflection of the dance
Of the soul in it’s eyes.

The Man of Imagination Checkmates Life,
In the maze of Life,
In the form of a Chessboard.

Checkmate by
The Man of Imagination.

The Origin of Photo-Poetry: An Innovative and Creative Idea
Ranjan set out on an artistic journey that would completely change the face of modern photography in the late 1980s. He developed the ground-breaking “Photo-Poem” technique, which skillfully combined the poetic profundity of poetry with the photographic power, as a result of the profound interaction between picture and word.

Ranjan’s Photo-Poems were painstakingly constructed stories that went beyond the confines of certain media; they were not just random combinations of parts. His poetic phrases swirled across each photograph, giving the image layers of symbolic complexity and emotional impact.

Acknowledgment Worldwide: Becoming Known as “Mr. CHECKMATE”
With the recognition that Ranjan’s avant-garde works received on a global scale, a nickname that matched his creative abilities surfaced: “Mr. CHECKMATE.” This “MR. CHECKMATE” TITLE was given to him by Photography Legends and Maestros, from USA, EUROPEAN Countries, RUSSIA, Canada, honoring his capacity to enthrall audiences with the elegance and utter brilliance of his Photo-Poems.

Ranjan arranged every component on the creative maze in the form of a chessboard like a global chess grandmaster, making sure that each move—whether it was a moving poem or an arresting image—led to a masterpiece. His writings gained recognition for their profundity, power to arouse strong feelings, and ability to subvert preconceived notions.

Examining Themes: Pushing Past Limits
Ranjan explored a wide range of subjects in his Photo-Poems, which are all evidence of his adaptability and boundless interest. His lens caught the essence of life’s many storylines, from the breathtaking majesty of nature to the delicate fabric of human emotions.

Love and Relationships
Ranjan invited audiences to consider the depths of their own emotional journeys by exploring the complexity of love, intimacy, and human connections through poetry lyrics and moving imagery.

Nature’s Splendor:
Ranjan’s camera captured the majesty of landscapes, the subtle subtleties of flora and animals, and the ever-changing rhythms of the seasons, paying tribute to the astounding beauty of the natural world.

Social Commentary
Ranjan’s Photo-Poems, which challenge social norms and spark thought-provoking conversations on global concerns, highlight current issues and reveal subtle social commentary.

Spirituality & reflection
Through his poetic storytelling and visually striking visuals, Ranjan invited viewers to engage on a voyage of reflection and personal growth. His works explored the domains of spirituality and self-discovery.

Exhibitions and Honors: A Joyful Tradition of Art
Ranjan Kundu’s creative abilities have been widely acknowledged; his Photo-Poems have been featured in important exhibitions and have won awards from renowned organizations all over the world.

His Photo-Poems Artworks have graced prestigious platforms such as Arhust London International Multimedia Exhibition 2019 in London, UK, 3rd ONYX 2019: International Exhibition of Photography in Romania, Odyssey Exhibition 2019 in Pennsylvania, USA, and Blank Wall Gallery 2023 Exhibition in Athens, Greece, leaving an unfading mark on audiences around the world.

Every display turned into evidence of his capacity to enthrall viewers, bridging linguistic and cultural divides with the global language of art.

Murtaza Rangwala

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