ABOUT CAMERA ART INSTITUTE
Camera Art Institute was established in – 1980 for promotion of Art & Science of Photography by photographer and artist Late. Smt. CHITRANGADA SHARMA who was a pioneer in the field of photographic Art and Education. She was the Director of the Institute till she passed away in 2017. She had Many International and National Honors and Awards to her credit. Her works are in collections of renowned museums in abroad. With utmost dedication she steered the institute to what it is today along with her Photographer - Artist husband Dr. O.P. Sharma. Both of them are reputed names in the field of Photography and are known world over for their work, contributions and teaching since 1960’s.
Chitrangada Sharma and Dr.O.P. Sharma, both are well decorated with Fellowships, International Honors, Awards and Life Time Achievement Awards from different parts of the globe. Dr.O.P. Sharma is Dean and the Head of the Dept of Still Photography. Those who have been guided under his able mentor ship are well placed in the media industry and other branches of photography.
The Camera Art Institute conducts its classes at India’s most reputed TRIVENI KALA SANGAM which is a hub of Art, Dance, Music & Photography. Triveni has been included in one of the 100 Icons of Delhi. Triveni Kala Sangam is a center started by renowned dancer and philanthropist Late. (Smt.) Sundari K. Shridharani. Now Triveni Kala Sangam is headed by Shri. Amar K Shridharani. The Camera Art Institute had been given a space for conducting photography classes by Mrs. Shridharani in the late 70’s. The classes were started in the year 1980.
For over 3 decades the institute has been imparting in-depth photographic knowledge to its students theoretically and practically. This department has given the maximum number of professional photographers to the photographic and media industry since 1980. It gives us immense pleasure to state that many of our current and passed out students have taken part in national, international as well as local exhibitions and contests with great success and won a number of awards too. Many of our Alumni are working with well known T.V. Channels, News Papers, Magazines, Central & State Govt. photo units, Armed Forces, Advertising agencies, Multinational giants and some are teaching in universities and schools. Many are working as freelancers and some also own reputed studios. To name a few: Photo Division (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting), Sangeet Natak Academy, The Hindu, Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Outlook Traveler, (T.V Channels & Film Industry) Zee T.V, NDTV, Sony TV, India Today, ABP News, UNI, PTI, Dainik Jagran etc. Many of them are freelancers based at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Overseas and other places while some are working as Chief Photo Editors too. Each year more than 180 students pass out successfully from our classes held at Triveni Kala Sangam and East Delhi Centre.
CAMERA ART INSTITUTE IS THE OLDEST PREMIER INSTITUTE OF THE COUNTRY TO START CONDUCTING FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT INDIA AND OVERSEAS. Our head of the Departments have been making examination papers and designing course syllabus for universities throughout India. Some of the faculties from our institute are external examiners at some of the Universities. The faculties of our Institute are of an International repute and all of them are International Award Winners and Exhibitors with Multiple Star Grades. They are dedicated towards teaching and imparting all the knowledge that one needs. Apart from the core faculty, there are number of well known visiting faculties who come for teaching the students from different parts of the country. The Institute offers Professional training in Digital Photography as well as on Film (Celluloid) base medium which is rare to find nowadays.
In April 2017, Mr. Aseem Sharma took over as the Director of the Institute. Aseem Sharma is a Photographer & Artist by profession, Wildlife & Landscape photographer by passion and an avid traveler. He holds nearly 20 years of Professional working experience and 14 years of Teaching experience. He hails from a family of world famous Artists and Photographers of International repute. He too is well decorated with many Awards, Accolades and International Honors. At Present he is also the current Vice President of one of India’s largest international photographic body –
India International Photographic Council.
Our well designed Photography Courses offer the students a golden chance to a creative learning experience with
our ace faculties.
Our formal format provides a unique blend of hands-on learning techniques and skills mastered over many years.
Whether you are a beginner or a semi-professional, we invite you to join us on a truly amazing photographic
experience and creative learning journey of a lifetime.
OUR COURSES ARE INTENSIVE AND THEY ARE ENOUGH TO GIVE A STUDENT ALL THE KNOWLEDGE & AESTHETICS ONE NEEDS TO CREATE A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR BEING AN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL.
Our Classes are held at:
Central Delhi Center - Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001
All Classes for Basic & Professional Course
Days – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Class Timing : 12:00 P.M. - 02:00 PM & 05:30 P.M. - 07:30 PM
East Delhi Center - 21 Bharti Artist Colony, Vikas Marg, Delhi - 110092
Classes for Nature & Wildlife Course
Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Class Timing : 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 PM
Out Station Study Tours include Full Day Practical Classes