Photographers

Abul Kalam Azad

Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine. 

Abul Kalam Azad

Parthiv Shah

Parthiv Shah is the Founder- Director of CMAC and is a photographer, filmmaker and a graphic designer. He has made several documentary films, curated exhibitions and has several photo-books to his credit. An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, India, he was invited as a visiting scholar at the SOAS, London University and at the University of California, Davis. Growing up in a family of artists and through his own professional training, he brings an interesting intersection of art, photography and design to his work. Lately, Parthiv has been particularly interested and engaged in working on the issue of image perception and representation. His visual journeys have led him to work with communities which are finding a mainstream voice and identity, including the transgender community and street children.  He has been awarded a senior fellowship in Photography by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Charles Wallace Fellowship, UK; and the Fulbright Lectureship award to teach at the UCLA, USA.

Parthiv Shah

Ramu Aravindan

Ramu Aravindan is a photographer & designer and runs Landeater Design, a consultancy with many years of experience in photography, visual research and design projects. He has worked with organisations on publication, web development, identity development and documentation projects. His photography focuses on landscapes, culture, places, objects and the sense of space and locality they create, usually commissioned projects done for books, publications, design & research. Ramu did his Masters in Photography at the University of Calgary after graduating in Communication Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He teaches photography & design as visiting faculty at design and visual arts institutes.

Ramu Aravindan

Prathap Joseph

Prathap Joseph started his career as a journalist and became a photographer, cinematographer, and film director. He has directed feature films such as Kuttippuram Palam (2014), Avalkkoppam (2016), Randuper Chumpikkumpol (2017), Oru rathri oru pakal (2019), and done cinematography for several award-winning documentaries and feature films. He has received Tarkovsky [Zerkalo] International Film Festival Russia 2017 Best Cinematographer award for the film Sexy Durga, P J Antony award for best Cinematography award for the documentary Womenses, and Kerala Lalithakala Academi Fellowship for Photography in the year 2013. 

Prathap Joseph

Bala Murugan

Bala Murugan is a native of Tuticorin, with 25 years of experience in the field of photography. He has indulged in the fields of wedding photography, street photography and photojournalism. His career includes a stint as reporter at Sun TV. Balamurugan is involved in regional efforts aimed at educating and promoting young photographers.

Bala Murugan

Iqbal MK

Iqbal MK is a photo-journalist and documentary photographer, born and brought up in Mattancherry Kerala. He is also a short film-maker.  He was part of EtP's Public Photo-Art Project 365 Tiruvannamalai. His works have been exhibited in India.

Iqbal MK

Sreejith EK

Sreejith EK is a young photographer interested in street photography. His works have been recognized by the Miami street photography festival (MSPF2019) and Brussels street photography festival (BSPF2019) and exhibited at the Sequence photo festival, Romania, PH21 photo festival, Hungary and Indian Photo Festival (IPF2019). Some of his works have been published in National Geographic your shot, Traveller India, Streethunters.net, Vogue, etc. 

Sreejith EK

Dinesh Khanna

Dinesh Khanna is an Indian Photographer based in Delhi. Starting his career as a commercial photographer, he has established himself as one of India's leading photographers. He has since branched out into allied genres and been prolific in most of them, but is most recognized for his street photography. His achievements over the years include several national and international solo and group exhibitions, multiple photo series, being extensively featured in magazines, dedicated monthly columns, and several photo books. He is also noted for his work with Nazar Foundation, a non-profit foundation of which he is a founding member, and its initiative, the Delhi Photo Festival. 

Dinesh Khanna

RR Srinivasan

RR Srinivasan is an Indian photographer, film society activist, environmental activist, writer, and editor who has been actively involved in the film appreciation movement in Tamil Nadu through societies and alternative film journals. He emerged from Kanchanai film society in Thirunelveli, which has played a key role in bringing serious cinema to a non-metropolitan audience. He has directed and produced several documentary movies on social issues, including 28 documentary films on folk art traditions in Tamil Nadu. His photographs have been exhibited in several exhibitions in India. He has to his credit a photobook on Narikuravas, nomadic tribes of India. 

RR Srinivasan

Hariharan Subrahmanian

Hariharan Subrahmanian is a photographer based in Kerala. He has done art and documentation projects for INTACH and Indian Railways. His works have been published in Indian/International newspapers and journals such as the Indian Express Online, Fine Eye, Paris, Monopix, Budapest. His works have been exhibited in a few group shows Nationally and Internationally. He has been awarded multiple times in All India Salons recognized by the Federation of Indian Photography and twice by the Black and White Universe, London, in their International on line Salon.

Hariharan Subrahmanian

Biju Ibrahim

Biju Ibrahim is a young and upcoming  Photographer and Documentary Film Maker, with over seven years of experience. He is specialized in architectural photography and has a special interest in documenting local cultures and traditions. His works have been published in various national magazines. He has been part of several projects, including the Serendipity Arts Festival: The Young Subcontinent Project, Artist in Residence of Uru Art Harbour, and EtP's Public Photo-Art Project 365 Tiruvannamalai.

Biju Ibrahim

Mohamed A

Mohamed is a documentary photographer based in Kozhikode, Kerala. He has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art. He received Junior Fellowship for Photography from the Department of Culture, Govt of India in the year 2002. His works have been exhibited as part of solo and group shows across Kerala. 

Mohamed A

Joyel K Pious

Joyel K. Pious is a photographer and a bilingual editor currently based in Chennai. Hailing from Kerala, he has been experimenting with both digital and analog formats of photography since 2009. After graduating in Physics from University of Calicut, Joyel went on to work in the banking sector for over five years. He left the job to further his interest in photography and writing, and enrolled for post graduation in mass communication and journalism at University of Hyderabad. After successfully completing the course in 2015, he started working as copy editor and photojournalist with various media organisations such as Deccan Chronicle and The New Indian Express. As part of his career, Joyel has travelled widely across the country and photographed people and places. He is also interested in exploring mankind's bond with the natur

Joyel K Pious

Shridarshan Shukla

Shridarshan Shukla is a young street and documentary photographer based in Kumbh city, Prayagraj. He is pursuing his bachelor's degree in commerce. He started photography casually by shooting portraits of friends, which soon became a passion. He has received a few acknowledgments as the winner of the London street photography festival, Warsaw Language Film festival, etc. 

Shridarshan Shukla

Nick Oza

Nick Oza is an Indian American photographer born in Mumbai. Starting in 2006, he is working with the Arizona Republic as a staff photographer. He specializes in covering social issues, among them immigration, child welfare, gangs, and mental health. Oza was part of the Knight-Ridder team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2006 for its coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and 2017 The Wall Project for USA Today. In 2003 and 2005, he was embedded with the U.S. military to photograph the Iraq war for Knight-Ridder. He has received more than 120 awards for his work, including 2018, & 2012 Rocky Mountain Emmy for his video documenting problems in Arizona’s Child Protective Services. His works have been exhibited extensively. 

Nick Oza

Ramesh Varma

Ramesh Varma is a noted stage actor and director. He is also a Kathakali performer and has acted in lead roles in few Malayalam cinemas. An alumnus of Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, and School of Drama, Thrissur, he is currently a lecturer in the theatre department at Sree Sankaracharya University, Kalady. His theatre works are notable for their focus on regional aesthetics and forms, with due importance being given to innovation and contemporary thought. He takes a keen interest in photography and has been practicing it diligently for the past 10 years. The numerous and varied photographs taken during his ‘Morning Walk’, a series of black and white images, are indeed theatrical, in the truest sense. Ramesh Varma also has worked as a curator in ITFoK. 

Ramesh Varma

Pee Vee

PeeVee is a people Photographer and co-founder of Thalam, a creative space in Bangalore. He was part of ETP's Project 365 at Tiruvannamalai, and a winner of Sahapedia Frames Grant. He is also an Official Nikon Mentor. His works were published in many magazines and newspapers and were exhibited in galleries in India and Abroad. In 2019, he showcased his images at the Landskrona Foto, Sweden, and The Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

Pee Vee

Leo James

Leo James is a young photographer, born and brought up in Kollam, Kerala. Having cultivated an interest in photography during his teenage, he completed a degree in Mass Communications, which had photography as a subject. He is currently working as a commercial photographer in Dubai. These iPhone images were shot in the year 2015. He was a part of Project 365 Tiruvannamalai Public Photo-art project, and his works were exhibited at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata as part of the group show titled Elements & Fragments. 

Leo James

Arun Inham

Arun Inham is a young documentary photographer based in Vadakara, Kozhikode. He is a theatre artist. His recent works conceptually amalgamate theatre and photography. 

Arun Inham

Shabeer Thurakkal

Shabeer Thurakkal is a young amateur photographer with an interest in wildlife photography. He has won several prizes such as Best Wildlife photographer by Aranyam National Photography 2015, First prize wildlife India Photography Awards 2017 by Better Photography Magazine, Runner up BBC Wildlife magazine your shot 2019, etc. His works have been exhibited at different venues in Kerala. 

Shabeer Thurakkal

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