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Sundeep Bali

Sundeep Bali

Sundeep Bali is a lens-based artist and commercial photographer.
Bali was trained to be an arts-management professional and curator. And accorded a US Fulbright Fellowship in visual-arts before he became a full-time photographer. As an artist, Bali has exhibited widely- in India, New Zealand and the US.
Commercially Sundeep shoots art interventions & installations, fashion & beauty, food & locations.
Client list includes CFA Institute(Hong Kong), Harper’s Bazaar, J.J. Valaya Luxury Holdings, Goethe Institut, MAC Cosmetics, Embassy of Switzerland, Polish Institute, Pro Helvetia: Swiss Arts Council and KHOJ International Artists’ Association amongst others.
His personal wok is aligned between street and culture.
He has also been accorded the honor of a Lens Ambassador for Carl Zeiss, the iconic lens- manufacturer since 2013.
As a professional proactively working towards photography education Bali has been designing and conducting workshops/photo- expeditions for a wide gamut of audience – from corporate groups, educational institutions like NIFT to groups of passionate amateurs.
Bali has been a core faculty-member of APEX (Academy for Photographic Excellence)from 2006 till 2015.

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Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar is a photographer based in Bangalore, India who loves telling a story with every picture. Over the last 20 years he has worked on advertising and photojournalism.

As a child he was fascinated by sketching and painting and enrolled into the Government College of Arts and Crafts Chennai, one of the India’s most esteemed art college. Through the course of his studies he found a passion for photography. He then worked under the mentorship of renowned photographer Sudhir Ramachandran for 6 years and further went on to start his own career in the world of photography.

During the span of his career he worked on numerous campaigns including national and worldwide campaigns for multinational brands. Senthil has conducted workshops, was awarded the Top 10 most influential People in Photography, has won many national and international awards and is soon to release his second book.

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Prashant Panjiar

Born 1957, Prashant Panjiar is a photographer, picture editor and curator.
He has worked as a photojournalist and editor in mainstream media (India Today, Outlook & Indian Express) and as an independent photojournalist for leading publications such as Time Magazine, Focus, New York Times, amongst others. As a documentary photographer he works on issues of health, education and livelihood for international non-profit organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American India Foundation, UNFPA, IPPF & HIV-AIDS Alliance.
Panjiar has curated all 3 editions of the Delhi Photo Festival (2011-15) of which he is the co-founder and co- Creative Director. In 2014 he curated a permanent collection of contemporary photography for the new corporate building of Star TV India in Mumbai. In 2015 as Creative Director he curated, and helped conceive the first edition of Sensorium, a festival of Arts, Literature & Ideas for Sunaparanta, the Goa Centre for the Arts. He is the project curator for Kanu’s Gandhi, the third title in the Nazar Photography Monographs series, and of the resulting exhibition. He is currently engaged in curating a major photography show for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2017 for which he was the curator in 2016 too.
Panjiar has served on the jury of the World Press Photo Awards, the China International Press Photo Competition, Indian Express Press Photo Awards and the National Foundation of India’s annual photography fellowship.
Being one of India’s leading photo-practitioners, Panjiar is actively involved in mentoring younger photographers.

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Prashant Godbole

Prashant Godbole, Creative Head, Founder, ideas@work, Applied Art
Graduate from J. J. Institute of and Member of Bombay Art Society, worked for several advertising agencies, major brands in India and abroad like Bajaj, Raymonds, Park Avenue, Shoppers Stop, Airtel, NECC, Marico, Tata Group, Taj Hotels, Killer Jeans, Colgate, UPS, The Times of India, Citibank, Philips, Tetley, Thomson, Zee TV, Big Rock, Infosys, Reid and Tailor, Big rock Rustomjee, LinkedIn, Pepsico, Addidas shoes, etc.

He started his career as an art director and with the iconic ‘Hamara Bajaj’ campaign and has been the driving force behind some of the most talked about campaigns in the industry over the years.

With a career spanning about 30 years, Prashant has worked with almost every top agency in India and has seen his work win over 250 metals at award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, the New York Festival, Asia-Pac Awards and others.

He is passionate about photography and art, capturing life as it unfolds in a moment. His journey as a photographer began with the Airtel – Express Yourself campaign, which won accolades for its slice-of-life imagery. His recent photography work for Mumbai Mirror: Hated By Some campaign, which won him the Photographer of the Year award at Goafest and also picked up metal at the Cannes Advertising Awards 2015, in the photography category. His campaign for the outdoor association of India won Oneshow, New York Festival, Asiapac gold and photographer of the year in Adclub.

Today, aside from being one of the founder-NCDs of creative boutique ideas@work, he works on photography projects for reputed brands and gives guest lectures at various art schools and photography schools across India.

Group show:
Goa Photography School
Edelweiss Foundation art group show.
Projection of That’s life’s work at Glasgow Visual Arts Festival.
That’s life’s joint exhibition, Thalam, Bangaluru, India

Solo shows:
Filter Art Gallery
ShatteredNotBroken: A Stance against terrorism. Survivals of Mumbai terrorist attack Mumbai. Kashmir through the lens of football at the Rangoli Art Centre, MG Road.
Stolen Moments by Prashant Godbole, at Rustumjee Seasons, Bandra.
Samsara artworks and sculptures created out of reclaimed material from nature at Jehangir Art Gallery.
A Moment in Time: A photography exhibition at gallery Manora, Bengaluru.

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Mahesh Shantaram

Mahesh Shantaram is an independent photographer based in Bangalore, India.

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Kunal Kelkar

Kunal Kelkar is one of India’s leading automotive photographers and is the co-founder of a creative house, “The Autofocus.”

The Autofocus specializes in creating unique and appealing content for the automotive industry. He has been carving his way through the automotive industry by creating photo and video content that is unmatched even at global levels.

After switching his world from molecular and cell biology, Kunal went after his two passions, photography and cars. Kunal works with a wide array of clients, not just locally but internationally too. His list includes brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rimac Automobili, Zenvo Automotive and many more. Kunal stands by Sir William Lyons quote that, “The automobile is the closest thing we will create to something that is alive,” and that the effort that man puts in to create this masterpiece of engineering should be celebrated by showcasing the beautiful design in the most unique way possible.

His style can be defined as “Refined Reality,” where he does use some post production to enhance the reality of the images captured. His work takes him all over the world, capturing automobiles in various locations.

Most of Kunal’s work is for the commercial space, images are used in campaign commercials for print and digital promotions.

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Dinesh Khanna

Dinesh Khanna has been working as a freelance Photographer for over 25 years with an eclectic blend of commercial and personal work. For advertising and corporate clients, he has been shooting food, people and interiors. Whereas his personal work has been published as acclaimed books like ‘Bazaar’ and ‘Living Faith.’ The latest books he has worked on are – “Right of the Line – The President’s Bodyguard” and “Life in Rashtrapati Bhawan’ which have been commissioned by the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Sahapedia. Over the years his work has also been shown in solo and group shows in galleries from Delhi to New York and Varanasi to San Francisco.
Dinesh is a Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, and one of the Co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival and also one of the Photography Curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival. He also teaches Photography in various institutions and also conducts workshops and is a Visual Consultant with Sahapedia.

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Debarshi Duttagupta

I am a landscape photographer from the city of Calcutta , India. I am really passionate about photographing extreme weather, specially storms and cloudscapes. I am extremely concerned about the changing weather patterns worldwide and try to use the medium of photography to document changes in extreme weather primarily in south Bengal. I have been documenting clouds and storms for the past 10 years and try to do my bit to spread the message through my website.. One needs extreme amount of mobility to shoot storms and cloud systems and I have been looking for a lighter gear option and decided to partly move the X-E1. After that I fell in love with the Fuji X system and bought the X100s and the X-T1. Currently I’m using the Xpro2 and the X-Pro1 , with the XF14mmF2.8 , XF23mmF2 and the XF35mmF1.4. I have been a Fuji Slide film shooter from the time I took up photography seriously and it was a real joy to get back to the colours of the Fuji Velvia and Fuji Sensia that i had used extensively for many years. Thank you Fuji for brining back mobility into my photography and brining back the joy of slide film colours to the new generation photographers. The X-Pro2 and the X-Pro1 also doubles up as a fantastic travel and street cameras. Due to its size and appearance it is virtually invisible to people around me which leads to easier image making.

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Chenthil Mohan

A documentary photographer from Bangalore, Chenthil is the recipient of 2016 Silk Awards, and 2012 Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year Award (couple Portraiture). Apart from Weddings, Chenthil is an accredited sports photographer specialised in professional cycling and a published photojournalist in leading publications and renowned photo festivals. Recently he was nominated to the inaugural “Mark Gunter Cycling Photographer of the Year” competition by CyclingTips Australia. Be it the mood of the moment, the gaiety of the wedding, the exuberance of the party, action in a sport or the sombreness of the ritual, Chenthil’s unique perspective, the odd angle, or different light makes even the mundane special. He lives in the outskirts of Bangalore with his wife and 5 dogs, trying to live a lifestyle true to his spirit.

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Bikas Das

Mr. Bikas Das is a veteran photographer based at Kolkata. He is an esteemed senior Photojournalist working for the Associated Press/AP since 1989. He started photojournalism as a freelancer for Satyajug (vernacular daily)(1977-81) and for The Statesman (1981-89). In his long career, he has contributed to almost all the newspapers and magazines in India. Bikas Das’ pictures are regularly published in various media worldwide.
He prefers to shoot people in candid moment. Anthropology and History are his favorite subjects. A trained mountaineer, Mr. Das has joined several expeditions and high altitude trekking in The Himalayas. He also loves to travel and work in rural areas among people in their natural habitats.
Bikas Das was conferred honorary fellow, Hon. FCOS from FotoClub of Sibiu, Romania for excellence in Black & White prints. He has won UNESCO award 5 times, Asahi Shimbun award 4 times, Nikon award twice and Olympus award to name a few. Also his works are exhibited in 30 countries.
He is the life member of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) and Photographic Association of Bengal (PAB) and held office of the Hony. General Secretary.
Bikas Das organized 1st International Color slide Salon in Calcutta under the banner of PAB. Presently officiating as President of Sports Photographers’ Association of Bengal.

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