Jatin Kampani is one of that rare breeds that has been able to transform a passion into a career. From being a shutterbug in childhood, Kampani graduated to becoming a professional photographer in 1996.
A decade on from his professional debut, he became the first Indian photographer whose work was selected to be on the cover of Lurzer’s Archive, a magazine that publishes works of excellence in advertising from around the world. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 Jatin Kampani’s images were won at the International Photography Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, and the PX3 Awards, Paris, in advertising, fashion, and fine art consecutively, from 2007 to 2011.
Merits aside, his insatiable passion has led him to hold several group shows across the country. The TAO Art Gallery- Mumbai, Jehangir Art Gallery-Mumbai, India Habitat Centre – Delhi, the Bajaj Art Gallery – Delhi, Gitanjali Art Gallery – Delhi are some of the venues where his works have been exhibited. He was one of the chosen photographers invited to hold a solo exhibition at the Foto Art Festival, Bielsko Biala, Poland in the year 2009. In 2011 he was chosen to be a part of the CHIVAS STUDIO 2011, wherein his work, along with 6 other world-renowned artists like Mr. Paresh Maity and Brian Olsen was exhibited in Delhi and Mumbai.
As Kampani negotiates the contours of everything tangible and intangible with his camera, he also silently works towards giving back to his career, his profession, his first love. Along with some other enthusiasts, he recently donned the mantle of promoting photography as an art form in India.