Achal kumarphotographer | delhi ncr

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Description

As a second generation photographer in my family, based in New Delhi, India, initially learnt photography from my father Shri Santosh Santosh (art photographer himself who has been published, exhibited and awarded in India and abroad). Later on, I sharpened my skills under the guidance of great Indian photography masters such as S Paul and T Kashinath. (father’s contemporaries). Received my first box camera at the age of 7; a German range finder at 10; and then next was the Japanese Ashi Pentex SLR by the age of 12. Thereafter, I mastered the art of black & white photography along with developing and photo printing techniques in studio at home by the age of 13. Recipient of “National Academy Award” for excellence in Photography by National Academy of Arts, New Delhi. India. Visiting Professor (Photography) at (MCRC) Jamai School of Mass Communications, New Delhi. India, been a Jury Member for National Exhibition 2010.



Current Philanthropic / Social Projects

W W F (World Wildlife Fund) India; regularly donate pictures and prints for promotion of conservation, and for their fundraising art auctions

Tammana: School for Autistic Children, New Delhi
Help the organisation in their fundraising efforts and as their media advisor along with undertaking the photography for their brochures and catalogues.

For the NGO, a thought-provoking photography exhibition highlighting the life of autistic children to motivate people to come forward to understand and reach out to them is in the planning.

Member

Environment Protection Group: India International Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

India Habitat Centre: Visual Art Gallery, Photography Section.
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Teaching Activities

2007 – present : Scheduled private workshops in collaboration with the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2008 – present: Visiting Faculty ,at Jamia Milia University, School of Mass Communications, New Delhi

Education
Course Name Schooling Institute Name Delhi Pubic School
Start Date 01-03-2016 End Date 01-03-2016
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Skills
Language : Hindi, English
Work Preference
Available In : Anywhere In India
Availability : Full Time
HT CITY
Role Freelance Photographer
Start Date 01-03-2002 End Date 01-03-2004
Worked (Freelance) Photographer with the Hindustan Times H.T.City in featured by- line weekly columns 2002 – 2004 on Modelling and Fashion.
New Delhi
Delhi Times
Role Freelance feature Photographer
Start Date 01-03-1999 End Date 01-03-2016
TOI
Role Page 1 Photographer
Start Date 01-03-1999 End Date 01-03-2002
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