(Street . Travel . Documentary . Photojournalism)
As we all know India is heaven for Photographers whether it be Street Travel or Documentary Photography. Streets are full of Life , Cultures , Stories and interesting Characters. Same time Over the years India has given out some extremely talented photographers in various form of photography. So if you are starting out new , low on inspiration or Planning to shoot in any cities you might have to go through this list.
Note: This is the Personal list of photographers purely depending on my like and some understanding of photography varying from field of Street/Travel/ Documentary/ Photojournalism. This is in-progress list would add as and when i aware about photographers who have quality work under their belt worth to get inspired from. And Finally the sole purpose of this list it to be inspired and learn from the masters and not to prove that these are the only best photographers around .
Swapnil Jedhe (http://www.swapniljedhe.com/)
Born and brought up in Pune city, Swapnil Jedhe is an Art Director in an Advertising Agency by profession. When not at work, he focuses his creativity on exploring the hidden art in our mundane lives through photography, and seeks to capture those magical unseen moments from ordinary, everyday scenes. He has a distinctive sense of composition, and most of his images have simple and clean graphical forms.
He is a member of Indian street photography collective, That’s Life
Prashant Godhbole (www.prashantgodbole.com/ )
Prashant Godbole has been working in the advertising industry for the last 25 years. He is passionate about photography and capturing the life of a moment on film. Street photography is an extension of this very passion, and makes room for instinct, which finds better expression in street photography than in most other forms. Prashant does not discriminate between street photography, still-life, nature etc. and with each image he tries to tell a story, make you smile and often surprise you.
Sl Shanth Kumar (Just Google the Name)
Born in Bangalore in 1986, photography has always been his passion. He took up photography in 2000 where he started as a dark room assistant in a studio and have since then dabbled with various forms of photography. Finally found his true calling in photojournalism and have been practicing it since 2002 Has covered the political and social changes extensively, particularly in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Currently work as a Senior Photojournalist at The Times of India, the largest English daily in the world.
Ritesh Uttamchandani (http://www.riteshuttamchandani.com/)
A photographer based in Bombay, India. I started making pictures in 2004, as an intern in the photo department of the Indian Express newspaper. In 2005, he moved to the Hindustan Times where he spent three very successful years before 2008 took me to the OPEN Magazine’s Bombay bureau.
Don’t forget to follow him on Instagram
Altaf Qadri is a Kashmiri-Indian photojournalist with Associated Press. He has received several awards for is photographic work. The New York Times described his work as having a “sophisticated eye and highly effective technique.”His first freelance assignment was in 2001, after which he became a staff photographer on a local newspaper. He joined the Associated Press in September 2008
Sudharak Olwe (http://www.sudharakolwe.com/)
Padmashree Sudharak Olwe has been a Mumbai-based photojournalist since 1988 and has worked as a press photographer with some of the leading newspapers in India. He is presently the Photo Editor of the country’s largest read Marathi Newspaper, Lokmat. Sudharak has traveled the length and breadth of this nation and seen first hand some incredible stories of resilience, courage and change. He has worked in tandem with many NGOs presenting their extraordinary work with both rural and urban communities.
Chirodeep started his career in journalism as a trainee reporter. His next job was as a photographer with the Sunday Observer group in Bombay. Since then he has been on the photography team of The Outlook Group, traveljini.com and the international arts and culture magazine, Timeout, with whom was employed as the picture-editor managing their India editions. Presently he is working as the Editor of Photography for National Geographic Traveller (India).
Arun Taitan ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/aruntitan/ )
Arun Titan is a freelance photographer from India, who has worked on Commercial, Fashion, Wedding, Travel and other varied projects.He is a Visual Communication & Fine Arts graduate and brings his talent in producing intimate Photography through his unique insight and imagination.
His innate interest in Photography started early in his childhood days, and that interest led him to gain a vast experience in the field.Having a deep personal passion for travel and street photography, his journey towards visual perfection continues…
Kaushal Parikh (http://www.kaushalp.com)
Kaushal is a street, travel and documentary photographer based in Mumbai, India. He quit the corporate world in 2006 to pursue photography full-time. In 2011 he founded the street photography collective That’s Life
Saurab Hura (http://www.sohrabhura.com)
Thirty seven years after Raghu Rai became the first Indian member of Magnum Photos, another Indian, Sohrab Hura became the Magnum Photographer. The 34-year-old photographer, who was born in Chinsurah, West Bengal, has a Master’s in economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He became interested in photography in 2001, and when he finished college in 2005 he began working as a photojournalist, focusing on issues of employment and livelihood in rural India.