Shanker Art Foundation organises a photography contest ‘Bharat ke Rang (Shades of India)’ every year with a sole purpose of providing an opportunity to both experience and emerging photographers from India to communicate and contribute to a prosperous image-making culture of the country. Also at the same time nurturing the talent and creating a platform for photographers to share a thought-provoking story through their clicks, which have power in influencing and stimulating the minds.
It's a theme based contest and opens for four broad categories including Students, Women, Working People and Senior Citizens. It is organised every year in six phases, and the exhibition is held annually post the selection of the winners.
The contest is judged by a jury comprising of professionals’ photographers. The members of the panel change every year and are led by a chairperson and supported by two photographers who implement the judging procedures. The jury, chairperson and photographers are independent of the Shanker Art Foundation. Selected photographs are judged regarding concept and creativity.
The winners are awarded mementoes and certificates, and the annual photography exhibition is organised to showcase the works of the winners. Besides this, Shanker Art Foundation takes care of the social media presence of the winners.
About Shanker Art Foundation
Our Jury Members
Ashoo Sharma completed a 4-year Diploma in Applied Arts and took up photography as a full time vocation. A trained artist who is very well versed in the technicalities of photography, Ashoo has easily made the transition from fil and transparency photography to the digital medium. He has a number of solo and joint photo-exhibitions under his belt and has been an active contributor to various travel and general interest magazines. Quite a number of his photographs have been used by authors in their books, by graphic designer and advertising agencies.
Neeraj Sharma, born 1969, New Delhi is presently based in Gurgaon. He is a focused, result oriented and progressive professional photographer who has been working actively in Art / Media Industry for more than two and half decades. A Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Graphics as specialization) from College of Arts, Chandigarh.
He has worked on variety of subjects like Fashion, Food, Products, Events, People, Interior, Corporate, Industrial, Editorial and Travel, thus leaving nothing out of his canvas. His works have been published in leading metropolitan newspapers and magazines in India & abroad.
His experience of Motion Picture Photography has helped him enhance his skills. He moved a step forward and made an international presence (2008-2012) to expand his professional territory and personal learning in Dubai, UAE.
His milestones & Accolades count a Coffee Table Book – At Home-Across The World, Dubai Shopping Festival and Bharat Rang Mahotsava.
Shambhu Nath Goswami
Artist & Curator
Shambhu Nath Goswami Born in Varanasi, Graduated in Fine Arts from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Shambhu Nath Goswami works predominantly in the medium of painting and graphics. His works have been considered to be full of emotions. Inspired by a world without rules, he uses a narrative style in his expression where visual and textual allusions suggest the passionate message behind a seemingly simple scene. He combines color and texture to represent a liberating moment in time. He regularly creates privately commissioned color-inspired, eclastic, upbeat paintings. He says, "Black Chair and the time of early dawn allows him the unique opportunity to be creative everyday”.
Shivani Kasturia is an Author and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked with many National and International organisations in development sector like Indian Red Cross Society, PCI India, FHI 360 and Public Health Foundation of India mostly on USAID and CDC funded projects. Her other credential includes that she has mastered the art of profiling and had done nearly of above 500 people. She has spearheaded video-documentation projects for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Shivani is also a professional photographer and has participated in many photo exhibitions organised at national level. She has been awarded with Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India in Photography 2016-2017. She is a co-founder and content lead of Takhte.