Abhijit Alka Anil who photographs by the name ‘Eternal Happiness™’ photo documents human interest stories. He likes to create photo-stories on different social and contemporary topics and also shoots street. He had been selected as a Contract Photographer for UNDP & other UN Agencies and also at the World Press Photo’s Diploma in Documentary Photography Projects in Amsterdam.
Before embarking into documentary photography, Abhijit has worked in the NGO and development sector for seven years. He tries to incorporate all his social work experience and learning of human rights through his camera and mirrors them through the lens.
Abhijit has worked with Times Of India & Indian Express, Mumbai as a photojournalist. During the tenure he shot everyday news, feature stories and off beat. He has photo documented the work of various NGOS like- Ambuja Cement Foundation, Mumbai Smiles, Yuva, International Committee of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (ICRC) and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in the conflict region of Gadchiroli.
Abhijit has twice solo exhibited his Toto Tribe photo book project- ‘Totos Of Totopara- A Tribe In A Globalised World’. He has given 5 photo talks on this project in various colleges and photography groups including the prestigious NCPA of Mumbai.
Along with working on the personal photo book project; he has taught Photojournalism & Digital Photography subjects at SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and conducts Basic & Intermediate Photography Courses on weekends. He has won awards on topics like street, smile and touch.
Abhijit is willing to take commissioned assignments from agencies, photo-document work of national and international NGOs and wishes to photo-document conflict in near future. Apart from human interest stories, he also photographs art and commercial photography.
Abhijit is currently based in Oslo, Norway.