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Animesh Ray

Animesh Ray was born in 1954 in Chandnnagar, a small northern suburb of Calcutta (Kolkata) in West Bengal, India. Animesh spent much of his childhood days walking along the mud-flats of the Hooghly, a tributary of the Ganges, exploring the French colonial museum of Chandannagar and huddling in the dark corners of its public library. There he discovered the charm that science has to offer, and so he responded to its call through studies in Calcutta, New Delhi and Melbourne (Australia). Upon receiving a PhD in molecular biology, he continued to do research work in the USA. He was a professor of molecular genetics in Rochester, NY, for almost 10 years.In 1999 he moved to San Diego, CA. Now he is a professor at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA, and directs a research program in Systems Biology, an area where computing and molecular biology meet.

Animesh tried his hands at sketching/painting when in school, but he felt he was no good at it. He began to take photos when 12 years old, but, hailing from a middle-class family, he found it to be an ill-affordable hobby while in India. From 1983 to 2004, he was unable to seriously pursue photography due to family and work obligations. Now he concentrates on street photography, mostly in black and white, whenever he can find time. He hopes to write a novel before his death. He is married, and has two children aged
23 and 17.

Animesh is an accomplished photograher as you can see... More of his work can be seen at

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Laughter from an inferno
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A walk in the evening
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Carts over the bridge
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Jet over Acropolis
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Line at the bus stop
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Robocop vs Mermaid
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The Cattle Herdsman
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The Hoogly
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This is San Cristobal
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Urban Anguish