Advisory Board Members
1. Aditya Arya started professional photography in 1980 after graduating in history from St Stephens College, Delhi University. Following a brief stint in the Bombay film industry, Arya shifted back to Delhi and has since gained eminence as a travel, as well as food, advertising and corporate photographer. He has been published widely in travel magazines and by book publishers. Notable among his works are the extensive travel and documentation of Nagaland, titled The Land of the Nagas published by Mapin, and the first ever exhaustive visual study of the masterpieces of Buddhist art at the Alchi Monastery in Ladakh.
Arya has been curator and organiser of several photography shows in Canada, USA and India. Over the last couple of years, he has also been completely immersed in the subject and practice of photographic conservation. Uncovering the historic photographic works, pouring over thousands of negatives and vintage prints, honing his skills and knowledge on preservation, restoration and archiving. Arya has played a pivotal role in the formation of India Photo Archive Foundation.
2. Dinesh has been a Professional Photographer for over 21 years during which he has been involved in creating images for Advertising, Editorial and Corporate clients, specifically in the area of Food, Still-life, People and Interiors. His personal work has been shown in Solo and Group Exhibitions, in India and around the world.
Besides this he has done 2 Pictorial Books - "Bazaar" and "Living Faith" - which were a result of over a decade of traveling through the traditional markets and religious centres of India. 21 years into the journey, Photography is not just a profession and a passion but his means of understanding and feeling the world and life around him. Besides continuing to do commercial assignments for International Magazines, Advertising Agencies and Corporates, He is also currently working on various personal projects like:
"Benaras - Everyday in Eternity", "Earning Dignity - from Art, Craft and Trade", Mothers & Daughters and Doubletake and Urban Trivia Monthly magazine columns.
Dinesh is also a Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, which has been set up to promote Photography as an art-form. And is also a Co-Founder and one of the Creative Directors of the Biennale ‘Delhi Photo Festival,’ the first chapter of which was held very successfully in Oct. 2011.
Details of these, and his personal work, can be found at:
3.Avinash Pasricha has been photographing the performing arts since 1960. He was the photo editor of SPAN magazine from 1960 to 1997. Over the last four decades his photographs have been widely published in National Geographic and Life and he also made audio-visuals on Indian dance forms and on renowned musicians Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Begum Akhtar and Kumar Gandharva.He has co-authored several books on Indian dance including Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi, Rhythm in Joy, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Kumar Gandharva and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
4. Ashok Dilwali, is a renowned photo-artist who manages the prestigious family photographic concern, Kinsey Bros, whose field of specialization is studio portraiture and commercial works but Himalaya remains his first and foremost obsession. He entered the profession in 1977 and did a lot of portraiture and commercial work all along. In 1979 he first ventured into Himalaya and got attracted to it in a very big way. The quest to publish one book ended in twenty three titles so far and two more titles are being worked out presently.
5. Dileep Prakash studied history in Delhi. He worked as photo editor for major business magazines in India before giving up a full time job to set up his own practice. A considerable part of Dileep's personal work navigates memory and history. His fascination for steam locomotives began early when he traveled between his boarding school and home. By mid-1990's most steam engines had been phased out and he photographed some of the last steam trains. His project on the Anglo-Indian community led him to the far corners of India, making portraits of a community in twilight. Since 2007, Dileep has been photographing boarding schools built by the British in colonial India. He began this project at his alma mater Mayo College, a school built in 1875. This body of work is published as a book and is being exhibited at Photoink titled What Was Home at Photoink, New Delhi.
6. Hardesh Dhingra With 23 years experience in advertising photography, Hardesh Dhingra likes shooting in a controlled studio environment. His fully equipped 16,000 sq. ft. studio in Manesar can handle any size project, from small still life set-ups to large automobile productions. Over the years the studio has worked with top Indian advertising agencies and has shot for brands including Coca Cola, Pepsi, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Honda, Suzuki, GM, Hyundai & Kingfisher, to name just a few. Hardesh provides complete in-house workflow from capture to post production on all images.
7. Karen Knorr, an American, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is currently living in UK. Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally, including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, Harvard and The Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, UK.