Meet the Mentor: Nishant Ratnakar

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I am an independent visual storyteller based in Bangalore city, India. My photography journey began as a hobby in college years when I was studying to be a software engineer. After spending a year in India’s booming IT industry, I decided to answer my true calling of being a photographer. I quit my IT job and went on a self-learning curve of being a photojournalist. Since then, I spent nearly five years working as a staff photojournalist for various publications across India including the Times group and DNA (Daily News & Analysis).

In 2008, I was selected as a participant in the young Asian Photographers workshop held as part of the Angkor Photography Festival, Cambodia. In 2010, I was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Diploma in Photojournalism from theAsian Center For Journalism (ACFJ) at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. In the same year, my short-film “Err-bane truth” won the Lost lakes of Bangalore film contest organised by India Water Portal. In 2012, I was awarded the honorary mention in the Photo Story category of Media Foundation of India’s (MFI) National Press Photo Contest.

I am a firm believer in new media, and work beyond traditional platforms. As   and as a visual storyteller, I have produced several multimedia projects and short-films. I now work with a range of clients from traditional media houses, NGOs, alternate/community media, corporate, wedding and individuals, taking editorial photography & Visual Story-telling to newer avenues.

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About happy camera club

Happy camera club is an initiative brought upon by a thought to teach the less privileged basic aspects of a skill like photography which further can be used by them in their day to day life. To leave them with an additional skill set to choose from. A win-win situation ,we aim to work with organizations and people who support this cause.
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