(Last Updated on : 19-04-2017)
Photo Journalists in India include the Narayanan Lakshmi Balakrishnan, Pablo Bartholomew, Vithalbhai Jhaveri, Sunil Janah, Victor George, Gauri Gill and many others. Indians have a deep interest in photography from the British times.
Narayanan Lakshmi Balakrishnan
Narayanan Lakshmi Balakrishnan (NL Balakrishnan
) was an Indian film still photographer and actor who worked in Malayalam cinema
. He worked as a still photographer in about 170 films and has associated with great directors including G. Aravindan, John Abraham, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, P. Padmarajan, Bharathan and K. G. George.
Pablo Bartholomew is an Indian photojournalist and an independent photographer based in New Delhi. He is noted for his photography, as an educator running photography workshops.
Vithalbhai Jhaveri was an Indian independence activist, filmmaker, photographer, writer and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He documented Gandhi, since the Dandi March till his death in 1948, through numerous photographs which were displayed at many exhibitions and used in several literary works. Gandhi-A Photo Biography, a book by Peter Ruhe, uses several of his photographs and he was a collaborator of Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar.
Sunil Janah was an Indian photojournalist and documentary photographer who worked in India in the 1940- 1963. Sunil Janah is internationally acclaimed for documenting India's independence movement, its peasant and labour movements, famines and riots, rural and tribal life, as well as the years of rapid urbanization and industrialization.
Victor George was an Indian photographer who died while photographing landslides in Kerala. He was the chief photographer of the Malayala Manorama newspaper.
Gauri Gill is an Indian contemporary photographer who lives in New Delhi. She has been called one of India's most respected photographers and one of the most thoughtful photographers active in India today. In 2011 Gill was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada's most prestigious contemporary photography award.
Kanu Gandhi was an Indian photographer and a grandnephew of Mahatma Gandhi who lived with him in several of his ashrams and was a member of his personal staff. He is best remembered as Gandhi's photographer, recording many moments of Gandhi's life on film from 1938 until his assassination in 1948.
Dhaval Sunil Dhairyawan
Dhaval Sunil Dhairyawan was a lifestyle and automotive photographer from India. He was noted for his Photojournalism for The Times Journal of Photography, Top Gear India Magazine, The Times of India and Lonely Planet Magazine.
Rajan Devadas was an Indian American photojournalist and Gandhian, known for his visual coverage of India-United States relations for over 50 years. He was the first accredited White House photographer of Indian origin. Devadas was honored by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri
Arko Datta is an award-winning photojournalist from India. He was also recognized for his photographs of the Gujarat
riots, depicting the plight of victims during the Gujarat riots.
Pamela Chaudry Singh
Pamela Chaudry Singh is known for some years as Pamella Bordes. She is an Indian-born photographer and former Miss India who briefly hit the headlines in the United Kingdom in 1988 and 1989.
Raghu Rai is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. He was a protege of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rahu Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977.
Kishor Parekh was an Indian photojournalist. He was born in Bhavnagar District
, and studied filmmaking and documentary photography at the University of Southern California.
Sudharak Olwe is a Mumbai
-based documentary photographer, whose work has been featured in national publications and exhibited in Mumbai, Delhi, Malmo, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington and Dhaka. He is noted for depicting the social ills in retro cities of India.
Arindam Mukherjee is an Indian photojournalist who works in print media. Arindams works have so far been published in Private Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph, Stern, New Statesman, Der Spiegel, Liberation, Devolkskrant, Le Figaro and several other major publications around the globe.
Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer
Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer was an Indian photojournalist popular in South Indian newspapers and the magazines.
Sadanand Menon is an Indian arts editor, cultural journalism teacher, photographer, and stage lights designer. He is also a speaker at seminars on politics, ecology and arts. He is a teacher at Asian College of Journalism and IIT Madras. He has also written reviews for India Today.