Photography awards success for York Hospital doctor Sanjay Gupta

York Hospital doctor's stunning photographs land string of awards

The holy sip, Wanderlust Photographer Of The Year finalist. Picture: Dr Sanjay Gupta

Maasai tribeswoman. Picture: Dr Sanjay Gupta

Maasai Herdsman, National Geographic Traveller winner. Picture: Dr Sanjay Gupta

The Chillum Smoker, Brough And Elloughton exhibition winner. Picture: Dr Sanjay Gupta

Dr Sanjay Gupta

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THESE stunning images have helped land a heart doctor at York Hospital a string of photography awards.

In his day-to-day life, Dr Sanjay Gupta, 41, is a consultant cardiologist.

But in his spare time he turns his hand to photography - a talent he developed at night school while learning advanced cardiac imaging at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

A former winner of a National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year award, Sanjay’s remarkable pictures of pilgrims at Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad have since made him a finalist in the Wanderlust Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

Sanjay spent five days at the Hindu festival, which was attended by 100 million people, taking photographs of the many individuals he met there, including many homeless people.

He said: “It was amazing to see so many people in one place. They came looking for God. It’s amazing to see the devotion which exists in people’s minds.”

Sanjay said he was particularly moved by the happiness of the homeless people he met and the sense that true happiness is brought about by sharing.

Some of his other award winning pictures come from his travels in Africa. The father-of-two, who currently lives with his family in Brough, said he found photography to be a creative outlet from his busy life in medicine.

He said: “When I was at Harvard, I started going to classes twice a week and I came home buzzing. It was the best part of my day. When we are taught medicine, we don’t learn anything else. You go to work and see people’s misery and come home very tired.

“I can throw myself into photography. It’s immediately gratifying.”

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9:28am Tue 18 Feb 14

What's Up, Doc? says...

It must be nice to have the money to go to these exotic places!

I do like the Maasai herdsman picture, though.
It must be nice to have the money to go to these exotic places! I do like the Maasai herdsman picture, though. What's Up, Doc?
  • Score: 2

10:42am Tue 18 Feb 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Super photographs. So, how about a local exhibition?
Super photographs. So, how about a local exhibition? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 10

1:25pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Marc McG says...

Fantastic. Can we see any more of Sanjay's work anywhere? Online, exhibition?
Fantastic. Can we see any more of Sanjay's work anywhere? Online, exhibition? Marc McG
  • Score: 8

5:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Owain ap Llwyd says...

Thank you, Doctor Gupta.
Please mount a exhibition of your fantastic photographic work.
Thank you, Doctor Gupta. Please mount a exhibition of your fantastic photographic work. Owain ap Llwyd
  • Score: 3

8:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sanjaygupta says...

Marc McG wrote:
Fantastic. Can we see any more of Sanjay's work anywhere? Online, exhibition?
Thank you so much Marc..my website address is sanjayguptaphotograp
hy.com....and i'd love to have a local exhibition - i'll look into it:-)
[quote][p][bold]Marc McG[/bold] wrote: Fantastic. Can we see any more of Sanjay's work anywhere? Online, exhibition?[/p][/quote]Thank you so much Marc..my website address is sanjayguptaphotograp hy.com....and i'd love to have a local exhibition - i'll look into it:-) sanjaygupta
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sanjaygupta says...

Owain ap Llwyd wrote:
Thank you, Doctor Gupta.
Please mount a exhibition of your fantastic photographic work.
Thank you so much Owain ....will definitely look into organizing an exhibition...my website is www.sanjayguptaphoto
graphy.com
[quote][p][bold]Owain ap Llwyd[/bold] wrote: Thank you, Doctor Gupta. Please mount a exhibition of your fantastic photographic work.[/p][/quote]Thank you so much Owain ....will definitely look into organizing an exhibition...my website is www.sanjayguptaphoto graphy.com sanjaygupta
  • Score: 2

8:48pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sanjaygupta says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
Super photographs. So, how about a local exhibition?
Thank you ignatius...I'd love to have a local exhibition....i'll keep you informed as soon as i get something organized. My website address is www.sanjayguptaphoto
graphy.com
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: Super photographs. So, how about a local exhibition?[/p][/quote]Thank you ignatius...I'd love to have a local exhibition....i'll keep you informed as soon as i get something organized. My website address is www.sanjayguptaphoto graphy.com sanjaygupta
  • Score: 3

9:39pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sanjaygupta says...

What's Up, Doc? wrote:
It must be nice to have the money to go to these exotic places!

I do like the Maasai herdsman picture, though.
Thank you!!! The money is tight ..although i hope it will improve now:-)
[quote][p][bold]What's Up, Doc?[/bold] wrote: It must be nice to have the money to go to these exotic places! I do like the Maasai herdsman picture, though.[/p][/quote]Thank you!!! The money is tight ..although i hope it will improve now:-) sanjaygupta
  • Score: 3

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