India has some of the best photographers in the world who are well known for their creativity, passion and photography skills. We present you with the “Top 10 Photographers In India” who won many national and international awards for their photography skills. These photographers are:
The much loved, recognized and reputed wildlife photographer, Sudhir Shivaram is a global inspiration in the world of photography. His influence in the industry bagged him the title of “Top Ten Most Influential People in the photography industry in India” in ‘Asian Photography Magazine’ for 4 consecutive years.
Along with photography, Sudhir began his online video lectures on photography. The lines that describe Sudhir Shivaram the best is that “He is Engineer by education, photographer by passion and teacher by intuition”.
A well-known fashion photographer, Arjun Mark stays in Mumbai. Arjun is a highly reputable Indian Photographer that works with prominent magazines such as Vogue, ELLE, GQ, Grazia, and Marie Curie.
Arjun studied Creative Arts, and his journey from a student to a photographer is remarkable. From famous brands to top celebrities, Arjun works with many reputed names. In 2021, Arjun was awarded “Fashion Photographer Of The Year” by India Fashion Awards 2021.
Raghunath Rai Chowdhry
Raghunath Rai Chowdhry is an Indian-origin photographer and photojournalist. Starting his career as a freelance photographer, Raghunath came a long way on the road of photography. He worked with the most prominent newspapers and magazines including Sunday, India Today, The Statesman and Geo Magazine.
He was awarded one of the highest civilian awards, Padam Shri, for his excellence in photography. Raghunath’s talent and skills make his place in the world and he served as a jury member of World Press Photo thrice.
Specializing in book photography, Dayanita Singh uses her photography skills to create a photographic oeuvre. Dayanita’s photography depicts the reflection on the ways people relate to photographic images. Dayanita published 14 books in her name.
Creating multiple book projects that are books, exhibitions, catalogues and art objects. For her excellent and brilliant photography, she bagged the Prince Claus Award. She published her last set of book series under the title “Museum Bhavan”. This series is a collection that Dayanita likes to call pocket-sized museums.
An iconic fashion photographer, Dabboo Ratnani is a name that is known to every Indian. Dabboo is a renowned celebrity photographer who creates buzz for his Kingfisher Calender Shoot every time.
Dabboo worked with some famous magazines including Filmfare, Ok India, Femina, Elle, Better Homes and Gardens and The man. Dabboo is the most in-demand photographer for celebrity portfolio shoots, shooters for advertising and other publicity campaigns.
A popular fine art photographer, Prabuddha Dasgupta was known for his fashion and fine art photography skills. For more than three decades, Prabuddha spread the magic of his brilliance through photography.
Prabuddha worked both solo and in groups all across the world. He got a chance to work with several magazines including Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ. Prabuddha published many artworks, in which the most famous was Women (1996). In 2012, the world lost this photographic gem but his work always keeps him alive in the world of photography.
An unequivocally brilliant Indian fashion photographer, Atul Kasbekar was born on April 22, 1965. His talent is not just limited to photography, Atul is also a prominent film producer. He started his own photography studio named “Negative Space”.
He got his due fame with the calendar shoot of Kingfisher. His photography skills earned him the position of Honorary Chairman of the Photographer’s Guild in India. Apart from this, Atul Kasbekar is the brand ambassador of the famous watch brand Carl F Bucherer.
One of the leading fashion photographers, Gautam Rajadhyaksha was known for his portrait photographs. In 1987, he took up commercial photography and started projects of media and product campaigns.
Gautam worked with some of the most famous iconic personalities of the Indian Film industry such as Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol and Tina Munim. In the year 2011, India lost Gautam Rajadhyaksha, one of the finest photographers.
Rathika Ramasamy is an award-winning wildlife photographer. Based in Chennai, Rathika belongs to a small town Theni. Her journey from the small town to becoming India’s one of the best wildlife photographers is quite interesting. Her expertise and photography skills made her the first Indian woman with an international reputation as a wildlife photographer.
Her passion for wildlife and nature can be clearly seen in her photography collections. She beautifully captures the essence of birds, wild animals, and forests. Rathika was one of the founding members of the Photography Association of India.
Born in January 1957, Sooni Taraporevala is a multi-talented person. After meeting Raghubir Singh in the year 1982, Sooni started her career in photography. She was inspired by the photographer of his extended Parsi family. Her photographs are acknowledged not just nationally but internationally also. One can find the exhibition of her photographs in London’s Tate Modern Gallery.
Apart from photography, she is also an excellent screenplay writer. Her famous screenwriting includes “Mississippi Masala”, “Salaam Bombay”, and The Namesake”. Sooni Taraporevala is a Padam Shri awardee. She received Padam Shri in the year 2014 for her extraordinary scriptwriting.