P Purkayastha


Despite his original intention to join the army like his father, Prabir Purkayastha, born in 1952 in Central India, graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi and moved to Thailand in 1973 to work as an editor for a leading business publication. Upon his return to India in 1980, he worked for 20 years with multiple distinguished advertising agencies in the country.

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Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Selected as one of Fuji Film India’s Super Six Photographers
  • 2006 ‘Book of the Month’ honour from Better Photography, UK for his book Ladakh
  • 2006 B/W Photography Magazine Spotlight Award for his book Ladakh
  • 2006 Gold Medal from the All India Federation of Master Printers for his book Ladakh
  • 2006 Silver Medal from SAAPI , Jakarta for his book Ladakh
  • 2002 Habitat Award for the best Photography Exhibition
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    Lot 35 Details

    StoryLTD Absolute Auction 7-8 August 2013

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

    Zendo 25

    Photo print on Ultra smooth fine art...

    24.5 x 36 in

    Winning bid
    $422
    Rs 24,480
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    Lot 81 Details

    StoryLTD Absolute Auction 7-8 August 2013

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

    Zendo 1

    Digital print on Epson ultrasmooth fine art paper

    19.5 x 29.5 in

    Winning bid
    $780
    Rs 45,240
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    Lot 10 Details

    Absolute Auction of Indian Art & Collectibles 15-16 May 2013

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

    a) Zendo 19 b)...

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    Winning bid
    $600
    Rs 31,201
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    Lot 39 Details

    Absolute Auction of Indian Art & Collectibles 15-16 May 2013

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

    a) Zendo 1 b)...

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    Winning bid
    $420
    Rs 21,841
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    Lot 32 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 15 March 2022

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

    Untitled

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    Winning bid
    $313
    Rs 23,160
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    Lot 33 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 1 March 2022

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

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    Winning bid
    $141
    Rs 10,440
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    Lot 32 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 8 February 2022

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

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    Winning bid
    $142
    Rs 10,380
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    Lot 53 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 25 January 2022

    Prabir C. Purkayastha

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    Winning bid
    $1,241
    Rs 90,570
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