Pinkstone PRESENTS PARINATI PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2020

(An Initiative by Parinati Navodaya Foundation)

Anil Risal Singh

MFIAP, ARPS, Hon.FIP, Hon.LCC, Hon.FSoF, Hon.FPAC

President, Federation of Indian Photography, Recipient-National Award of Photography amongst 250+ other International Awards.


Since last 40 years or so exploring the creative possibilities using the medium of photography and getting tremendous satisfaction and incredible happiness working with this magnificent medium.

President, Federation of Indian Photography, the premier National body of Photography in the country, President & Hony. Life Member of Lucknow Camera Club, former Head, Photo Division, National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

Born at Agra in 1954, graduated from Lucknow Christian College in 1974, done post-graduation from Lucknow University in 1976 and then Diploma in Photography from Institute of Science & Technology, Mumbai. Widely travelled and exhibited his photographic images throughout the world, work in personal & institutional collection at home & abroad. Awarded Charles Wallace Professional Grant to visit and study photographic collection in different museums in U.K.

Since last 40 years or so exploring the creative possibilities using the medium of photography and getting tremendous satisfaction and incredible happiness working with this magnificent medium.

President, Federation of Indian Photography, the premier National body of Photography in the country, President & Hony. Life Member of Lucknow Camera Club, former Head, Photo Division, National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

Born at Agra in 1954, graduated from Lucknow Christian College in 1974, done post-graduation from Lucknow University in 1976 and then Diploma in Photography from Institute of Science & Technology, Mumbai. Widely travelled and exhibited his photographic images throughout the world, work in personal & institutional collection at home & abroad. Awarded Charles Wallace Professional Grant to visit and study photographic collection in different museums in U.K.

Conferred with international rare honour, Master Federation Internationale de L-Art Photographique (MFIAP) by Federation Internationale de l-Art Photographique, France in 2009, only 15 Indian Photo-artist have been conferred with this honour. The Royal Photographic Society of Britain conferred its Associateship (ARPS) in 1999, Honorary Fellowship of Federation of Indian Photography (Hon.FIP) conferred in 2012. Several Institutions and clubs conferred their Hony. Fellowships.

Won around 250 National & International Awards, some notable are – National Award of Photography by Govt. of India in 2013, UNESCO Award, Kodak Excellence Award, Sony World Photography Award, Venice International Photography award, U.P. Lalit Kala Art Photography All India Award (thrice) etc.

20 Solo Exhibitions in India

2 Solo Exhibitions in Atlanta, USA

Group Exhibition at Place de Festival, Canes, France

Jury member for several National & International Salons of Photography. Experience of more than 35 years, teaching photography at different levels at different Institutes & Organizations, guest lecturer, examiner and paper setter for various Indian Universities.