Vikas Babu is a photojournalist based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. In my 16 years of career, I have covered almost every beat, from life to politics and even wildlife.
After having an illustrious career spanning more than one and a half decades in the Print media and having worked with publishing giants like Forbes India, Dainik Jagran Group (Inext), Hindustan, Amar Ujala, and Navbharat Times, the urge for creative satisfaction made my foray into entrepreneurship.
I have successfully completed photography assignments, Coffee Table Books for government bodies like Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (SGPGI), and many others.
I have also been the mentor of camera elephantine Fujifilm and was awarded the prestigious ‘U.P. Best Photographer Award’ in the ‘Nature & Environment’ category by the then CM Akhilesh Yadav in the year 2016.
Presently I am working as a freelance photojournalist and also nurturing my brainchild ‘Odd Monk’, an advertising startup.
I have also been awarded many international awards. Recently, I have won the PMP INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 2021 award approved by FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique), FIP (Federation of Indian Photography), and GPU (GLOBAL PHOTOGRAPHIC UNION) for recognising my work by bestowing 2 FIAP GOLD awards and 1 PMP MEDAL for my submission ‘Procession’, submitted under ‘Photo Travel’ category.