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LAKSHMAN IYER


Lakshman Iyer - Founder & Director of Sentient, Institute for Professional Photography in Chennai, India

www.instituteforphotography.com

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Not an Engineer or studied Agriculture and later become passion about Photography. He has grown with this art. Conceived, studied, experimented and roamed every nuke and lanes to practice. Lakshman has done a Certificate course in school level and later Diploma in Professional Photography from Padmashree (One of India’s premier Award) winner Late Mr.T.Kasinath, in New Delhi.


Lakshman Iyer started his career with Dinamalar, a regional Tamil Daily in 1980s. Shifted to India’s capital city New Delhi and joined as a Photographer with National School of Drama (NSD), an autonomous organization by the Government of India in 1990s. Later, he joined The Hindu, a National English Daily as News Photographer to rejuvenate his passion on Photo-journalism / Documentary and his pictures also published in-house magazines Frontline and Sportstar.

 

Shifted again to Chennai (Madras) and worked for The Associated Press (AP) since 2002, an international news agency based in New York, US and served for several years.


Pictures published almost all the medias in India and world-wide including National Geographic, Getty Images, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Discovery Channel online, MSNBC, , Yahoo news etc. Nearly 1000 pictures commissioned and awarded as APTOPIX by its group of Photo Editors in London, UK, a special Top Pictures released by AP world-wide.

 

He also served as Deputy Editor (Photo) / Principal Photo Coordinator with Press Trust of India (PTI) in New Delhi, India.



365 pictures / days, online photo exhibition titled ‘picture for 24 hours’ through facebook, a notable hit.


Lakshman Iyer is the  Editor of the 1st Visual series books, with full of images, ‘The Flag’, published by Tarabooks, an international book publisher based in Chennai, India


He regularly conducts Guest lectures for Visual Communication Students at various Engineering Colleges.


Jury for national and International Photo Salons/contests.

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