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A.Prathap (b.1982)

A.Prathap from Chennai did his Diploma in Practical Photography  and Dual Diploma in Multimedia & Web Engineering in 2000 and B.Sc. Visual Communication in 2001-2004

He is a Principal Photographer with The Times Of India, Chennai. He has spent more than10 years behind the camera, freezing images of national and international events, personalities and performers, and documenting life for posterity in all its myriad situations. What began as a hobby (and later became his profession), photography developed for Prathap in a natural progression to become a love as he deepened his aesthetic appreciation and knowledge. Prathap has an intense passion to learn new things from situations and people. He brings the same passion and curiosity while covering a wide range of subjects. Prathap started his career in 2004 with News Today, an evening daily in Chennai, and subsequently joined The Times Of India, English daily after it began its edition in the city in 2008. 

He was involved in directing a short-film documentary that was screened at Bridging Cultures, a documentary film festival organized by Brooklyn College City University, New York. 

His works (photographs) were also exhibited during the "Vision of Odissi" at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai in 2012, ‘Joined In Dance’ photography exhibition in 2013 at Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, ‘Between Creations’ foyer exhibition at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre & at Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 2014  and ‘Transforming Lives – Transforming Culture’  photography exhibition on Kattaikuttu at Café Amethyst, Chennai & GRT Grand Hotel, Chennai in 2015.

PADME - June 30 - 31 , 2015

A. Prathap