Working as a freelance photographer in India

On top of Jama Masjid, Delhi

I am working as a photographer based in  India . I took up photography while I was working at Maruti Suzuki, which was my first job after MBA from IIFT. This was 2005. It was a tough decision to work as a photographer based in India. The family was against the wishes especially after completing post graduation in business studies.

Having no formal education in photography,I am self taught and in between this journey  have been selected on scholarship to attend photography programs  such as Young Asian Photographers Workshop 2006 at Angkor  Photography Festival, VII  at Kashmir (2007) with Gary Knight and TPW’s Focus at Monferrato 2007 (Italy) with Stanley Greene and Kadir Van Lohuizen. This further allowed me to work on my visual language .

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I have  shown my photography work in festivals such as Foto Freo , Fotonoviembre ,& Angkor Photography Festival while doing articles for  publications such as  Publico, Asian Geo, Passport Mag,Himal Mag, Globetrotter among others .

In 2008 , I won the national photography award in India collaboration with Tasveer and Toto Foundation .

I have also worked with organisations such as Action Aid, Clinton Foundation, Plan  and SEEDS India to effectively share on ground work via photo essays and other visual medium.

With a deep bound interest in education and entrepreneurship ,I started an initiative “ Happy Camera Club” to teach photography to the underprivileged individuals in 2010. That initial project has gone on  become an independent organisation and work we have done so far can be seen at www.happycameraclub.com

Based in New Delhi, India, I can be reached at one.phish@gmail.com.

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