Shantanu Das is a renowned photojournalist from Mumbai with more than 20 years’ experience. As a child, he liked a prehistoric 120-format Agfa click 3 camera owned by his uncle. As a little boy, Shantanu was never allowed to touch the camera, which only sparked his curiosity about the machine. Years later as a freelance photographer, his work has been exhibited in prominent Indian and international exhibitions. he got various awards like Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow on Covid Warriors photo subject in 2021, Kuwait International Photography Contest in 2016, National Geographic Traveler Photography Award, MFI National Press Photo Award and Young portfolio award from Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan in 2007.