MR. SUSANTA BANERJEE, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. FPAD, Hon. FBPS, Hon. FCOS, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, INDIA
A truly multi-dimensional personality – he was an electronics engineer by profession and as a sound recorder of HMV had the opportunity to work with top-notch professionals in this field and even worked for the films of Satyajit Ray. Respected all over as a Philosopher of Photographic Art, this sensitive artist, a master of the technique of photomontage, is now experimenting with Pseudo Digital techniques. He received the distinction ‘Artist’ from Federatione International de L’ Art Photographique (affiliated to UNESCO), i.e. AFIAP in 1978, “Excellence” from FIAP in 1987 and the most coveted honour in photography, “Master (MFIAP) in 1992 for his outstanding contribution to creative photography, and ESFIAP (Excellent service to FIAP) honour in 2004. Applauded and awarded nationally and internationally for his sheer artistry, he has served as a member of Jury in different national and international salons in India and abroad. The President of FIP, he is also a renowned and prolific writer on photography.
MR ANIL RISAL SINGH, MFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. LCC, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FPAC, Hon. TPAS, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGPC, Hon. FPSNJ, INDIA
A truly brilliant art photographer with a different vision – this Agra-born and now Lucknow-based talented artist and former Head, Photo division in NRLC, Lucknow (Ministry of Culture, India), had started his journey of photography 40 years ago. He had his genius revealed in his presentation of graphical & geometrical forms found in Nature & in man-made structures. With umpteenth no. of acceptances & awards and a remarkable achievement of having many solo exhibitions in India & abroad, he received the “Associateship” (ARPS) from the Royal Photographic Society (UK) in 1991, AIIPC in 1992, “Artiste FIAP” (AFIAP) in 1995, “Excellence FIAP” (EFIAP) in 2006 and “Master FIAP” (MFIAP) in 2009 from Federation Internationale De L’ Art Photographique for his outstanding contribution to creative photography. A perfect gentleman, a teacher and a member of jury in various National and International salons, Mr Singh, the Ex-President of Federation of Indian Photography always admits his indebtedness to his parents and wife Reenamary Singh for their support in his photography wayfarer.
MR SWAPAN MUKHERJEE,EFIAP, FFIP, INDIA
A truly multi-talented personality – had his interest first in studying technical aspects of camera and photochemistry which was later converted to his attraction to stereo (3-D) photography and thereby designing certain gadgets for producing 3-D images; presently as an expert deals with conservation of old paper documents with their micro-filming and digitization. This tech-savvy artist in his photographer’s attire had umpteenth number of National and International accolades. He has about 1200 acceptances and several hundreds of awards in national and international salons. He has also been honoured with EFIAP, FFIP and IIPC (Gold) distinctions. He has served as a member of the jury in several national and international salons. A perfect gentleman with his special mastery over macro subjects (especially before the market was swept over by macro lenses) has been our guide and patron with his repertoire of knowledge.
PROF. SHIVJI JOSHI, AFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. ECPA, FPAC, INDIA
Truly a master-artist with distinctive style – this retired Professor of Philosophy of Jodhpur Univ., a maestro in the field of Desert Photography in India, had his interest in traditional pictorial photography since 1964. The legend in his journey as a top-notch photo-artist has achieved innumerable acceptances and awards across the globe. Many of his classics have been published in many renowned journals and magazines all over the world. He has conducted more than 30 one-man shows in USA, Singapore and several cities in India. An inspirational guide for the budding photographers specializing in Desert Photography , he has been honoured by various State Govt. and Art forums. An Ex-President of Federation of Indian Photography ,Shibji has a rich experience of being a part of the jury of a huge no. of National and International salons.
MR. M N JAYAKUMAR, FRPS, MFIAP, INDIA
A truly gifted personality – a brilliant achiever in academics, a four-decade-long association with Indian Forest Service culminating in as the Additional Principal chief conservator of Forests & Member Secretary, Zoo authority of India, the author of the famous book “Life in the Jungle- Memoirs of a Forester”, MNJ, popularly known by this name, had started his journey of photography decades back following a lifelong passion in the protection of wildlife & conservation of natural resources. Recipient of umpteenth no. of acceptances and awards round the globe, he also received ARPS in 1994, AFIAP in1998, EFIAP in 2002, FRPS in2009 & MFIAP in2010. A gem of a photo-artist – this retired officer, always bitten by travel-bug, with a remarkable feat of judging many National & International salons, is ably supported by a photo-enthusiast life-partner Asha, an ARPS and AFIAP also.
MR. H. SATISH, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon. YPS, Hon. ECPA, Hon. FICS, INDIA
A truly passionate enterprising personality – a renowned professional photo-artist with a diploma in cinematography from the beautiful garden city Bengalore, India had his passion to play with light and bring forth beautiful images from his early teens. This dynamic guy with his addiction for trekking and travelling has showcased his talent in clicking people with diverse culture and tradition, wild life and his exquisite touch in Product & Industrial photography. With an enviable no. of acceptances under his belt he has been conferred with EFIAP & MFIAP in Nature, ARPS, MICS (Master of Photography ,Image colleague Society of California),FICS and AIIPC. His numerous awards ,from New Delhi to USA , for his gems in wildlife Photography, his assignments with renowned companies and various State Govts. ,his workshops for budding wildlife photographers and his role as a jury member in several National & International salons – has distinguished him as a man with golden touch.