Senthil Kumaran (39) is an independent visual storyteller from South India. He holds an engineering degree in IT but an immense interest in visual arts from his childhood led him to pursue a full time career in photography. His work focuses on social, environmental issues with a personal approach.Over the past 5 years, his work has turned into Environmental & Wildlife Projects. Now he has working in various Tiger reserves in india, to documenting his long time project of Human & Tiger Conflict issues.
He has won several awards from international organizations like POYi, National Geographic , WWF, Pano, Nature Image Awards, UNESCO, ect,.
In 2007, he won the “Geographical Photographer of the Year Award” from Royal Geographic Society, London. He also received the “Hope Françoise Demulder Grant” from Angkor Photography Festival, Cambodia, 2014. He was nominated for Joop Swart World Press Master class in 2005.
His works have been projected in Angkor Photo Festival, Delhi Photo Festival, Phnom Penh Festival, Obscura Festival, Odessa Photo Days & Suwon International Photo Festival. His works have also been exhibited in various galleries in China, London, France, USA, Singapore, Cambodia, Geneva & Malaysia.
His photographs have been published in National Geographic, Getty Images, AFP, Terre Sauvage Magazine, Geographical, City Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, Outdoor Photography, India Today, Business Today, Open Magazine, Tehelka, Traveller, Asian Photography & Better Photography.