Piyal Adhikary is an epa photographer based in Calcutta, covering Eastern India. He is a graduate in biological science and holds a diploma in sports photography. He started his career 1996 with local daily newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika and The Times of India before joining epa in 2003.
He has won numerous awards for breaking news, social issues and landscape photography. His awards include National Geographic, Red Frames Competition, Yonhap and the UN Development Programme - with a UN exhibition in New York and Tokyo on ‘Child Mortality’.
In 2008 Piyal was also chosen as the only photographer to exhibit alongside ten eminent India painters in India and Europe.