WHAT DO

PROFESSIONALS SAY ?

JOSEPH . K . S. TAN

( Hon.IIPC, FSIIPC, FPSA )

Founder / CEO Joseph Master Photography Academy, SINGAPORE

Ex Personal / Official Photographer

to The Royal Family of Thailand.

I FIRST MET DR.O.P. SHARMA IN 1993 AND WAS INTRODUCED TO HIS YOUNG SON ASEEM AND WIFE CHITRANGADA . MYSELF AS A GREAT RECOGNIZED PHOTOGRAPHER AS OF TODAY. I WAS DOING AN ASSIGNMENT FOR THE SINGAPORE - INDIA TOURISM BOARD. BACK THEN, I WAS OCCASIONALLY INVITED BY DR. O.P. SHARMA TO PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR THEIR IIPC MEMBERS AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE OF ART & DEPT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TRIVENI KALA SANGAM IN NEW DELHI.  MY LAST WORKSHOP WAS HELD ON 19TH AUGUST, 2018 (WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY) I AM VERY PROUD TO BE THEIR FAMILY FRIEND TODAY. DR. O.P.SHARMA  IS A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER AND  TEACHER WHO DEDICATED HIS WHOLE LIFE IN PERFECTING HIS SKILLS IN PHOTOGRAPHY. REGARDED AS A GREAT TEACHER AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITOR FOR MANY DECADES. HIS CREDENTIALS AND INTERNATIONAL HONOR, AWARDS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I HAVE SEEN HIS WORKS, ESPECIALLY HIS DARKROOM METHODS BY PRODUCING GREAT MONOCHROME PHOTOS. HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST MASTER PORTRAITIST. PEOPLE WHO LEARN FROM THE CAMERA ART INSTITUTE - DEPT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TRIVENI KALA SANGAM WILL CERTAINLY BENEFIT FROM HIS TEACHING AND HIS VAST EXPERIENCE. HE HAS BEEN A GREAT TEACHER IN LECTURING ,TEACHING AND JUDGING IN PHOTOGRAPHY.

O.P. HAS JUDGED A LARGE NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SALONS TILL DATE.

I SUPPORT ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN THE CAMERA ART INSTITUTE - DEPT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TRIVENI KALA SANGAM UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MRS. CHITRANGADA SHARMA, DR.O.P.,SHARMA, MR. ASEEM SHARMA AND ALL THE OTHER FACULTY.  IN AUGUST, 2018 I HAD BEEN APPOINTED AS A MEMBER OF THE OVERSEAS ADVISORY PANEL OF CAMERA ART INSTITUTE AND I SHALL EXTEND MY VALUABLE ADVICE TO THEM. I WISH THEM AND ALL THE STUDENTS  HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

JOSEPH. K. S. TAN  -  SINGAPORE

PROF. SUBROTO RAY

Past President &

Chairman, Legal Aid Division

India International Photographic Council,

SINCE EARLY 1950’S, I HAVE KNOWN BOTH THE LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER’S

Dr. O.P. SHARMA AND HIS WIFE CHITRANGADA.  CAMERA ART INSTITUTE WAS FOUNDED BY THEM IN  1980 WHICH IS THREE YEARS BEFORE INDIA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COUNCIL WAS FOUNDED. BEFORE THAT-DR. O.P. SHARMA TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AT DELHI’S ESTEEMED MODERN SCHOOL AT BARAKHAMBA ROAD. AS FAR AS TEACHING PHOTOGRAPHY IS CONCERNED,  I CAN ASSURE THAT THERE IS NO BETTER PERSON THAN DR. O.P. SHARMA.

I HAVE NEVER COME ACROSS SUCH A DEDICATED TEACHER. HE IS A PERSON DECORATED WITH OVER 600 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, MORE THAN 11 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AND STATE AWARDS TO HIS CREDIT AND YET HE IS THE MOST HUMBLE PERSON. TEACHING IS HIS PASSION AND IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY. I HAVE BEEN A  FACULTY AT MANY OF THE WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY THEM.

IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR ME TO MENTION THAT CAMERA ART INSTITUTE AND IIPC WERE THE FIRST ONES TO START PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE FIELD OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN INDIA. MOST OF THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE PASSED OUT FROM HERE ARE WELL PLACED AND WELL KNOWN IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY. 

 

SUBROTO RAY, KOLKATA - WEST BENGAL

MUKESH PARPIANI

Head, Piramal Gallery,

National Centre of Performing Arts,

Nariman Point, Mumbai

AS A CHILD, MY FATHER NEVER ALLOWED ME TOUCH HIS CAMERA. FOUR DECADES BACK CAMERA’S WERE THE PRIZED POSSESSIONS OF THE FAMILY.

TODAY EVERY CHILD IS BLESSED WITH MOBILE CAMERA AND YOUNGSTERS TO LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE DIGITAL SLR'S. PHOTOGRAPHY HAS ADVANCED, LEAP AND BOUND OVER THE YEARS AND IT HAS BECOME PART OF OUR DAY TO DAY LIFE.  

 

TO MAKE OUR INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY RICH AND OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, WE NEED PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES LIKE CAMERA ART  INSTITUTE WHICH IS LOCATED AT TRIVENI IN NEW DELHI.

 

OVER THE YEARS NOT ONLY THEY HAVE ADVANCED BUT HAVE MADE A HUGE CONTRIBUTION TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY. IT IS INDIA’S FIRST AND THE BEST INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.

I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST.

FRED GREENE

Hon PSA, GMPSA, EFIAP, Hon FCAPA

Past President

Photographic Society of America

I HAVE KNOWN DR. O.P. SHARMA HON PSA, FPSA, FRPS FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS AND HAVE LEARNED ABOUT HIS PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK AND GREATLY RESPECT HIS INFLUENCE ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN INDIA, AND BEYOND. 

I RECALL THAT HE BEGAN HIS ART CAREER AS A PAINTER AND RECEIVED HIS FIRST CAMERA AS A GIFT FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER. O.P. SHARMA LOVED THE DARKROOM AND WOULD SPEND LONG HOURS TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS HE ENVISIONED. 

HE IS A HIGHLY GIFTED AND AWARD WINNING PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER WHO ALSO HAS A UNIQUE EYE FOR DETAIL AND PATTERNS IN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. IT IS INTERESTING THAT HE WAS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE GREAT CANADIAN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER YOUSUF KARSH (WHO ONCE WAS ONCE THE CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA).

AS I RECALL IT WAS DUE TO O.P.’S EFFORTS THAT THE 19TH. OF AUGUST IS NOW CELEBRATED AS WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY.  HE IS THE LEADING INFLUENCE IN THE FORMATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY AT CAMERA ART INSTITUTE AND DEPT AT OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT TRIVENI KALA SANGAM. HE IS ONE OF ONLY A VERY FEW MEMBERS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA WHO WAS HONORED WITH ONE OF ITS HIGHEST AWARDS THE “HONORARY PSA”.

HE WAS ALSO AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS PSA STUYVESANT PEABODY AWARD. , HE IS THE FIRST ASIAN TO RECEIVE THE STUYVESANT AWARD.  O.P. SHARMA WAS ALSO THE PSA INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR PSA IN INDIA FOR OVER 20 YEARS. HE IS SIMPLY AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL…

WHEN I THINK OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY,

I IMMEDIATELY THINK  OF  O.P. SHARMA.

 

FRED GREENE, VANCOUVER - CANADA

SUVO DAS

Fashion & Fine Art Photographer

O.P. SIR - A MAN WHO INTRODUCED ME TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF PHOTOGRAPHY. HE HAS A VERY THOUGHTFUL ,ERUDITE MIND WITH SET OF HIGH PERSONAL MORAL VALUES AND FOLLOWED BY THE REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE TOWARDS SOCIETY .HE'S ALWAYS BELIEVED IN PRESENTING A UNIQUE IDEA AND TAUGHT US TO BELIEVE THAT, WHICH HAS HELPED US TO GROW IN LIFE. I CAN'T EXPLAIN IN WORDS HOW GREAT AN INFLUENCE OP SIR  HAS BEEN IN MY LIFE. HE HAS GIFTED ME THE POWER TO BELIEVE IN TO CAPTURE THE MOMENT WHICH WE CALL PHOTOGRAPHY. OP SIR TAUGHT ME HOW TO HOLD A CAMERA. AND SINCE THEN I'VE HELD THE CAMERA AND HAVE NEVER LET IT GO.

 

MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME UP TO ME AND ADMIRED THAT I HOLD THE CAMERA LIKE A MASTER, THIS THOUGHT HAS ALWAYS OVERWHELMED ME .

 

IT'S NOT ABOUT FINDING YOUR VOICE ,IT'S ABOUT GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION TO USE YOUR VOICE AND CREATE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES WHICH HAS BEEN ENGRAVED BY MR. OP SHARMA IN MY LIFE. 

SUVO DAS.

GUL . H. GULRAJANI

Chairman, Nature Division - South India,

India International Photographic Council

Vice President,  IIPC Bangalore Chapter

Director, Photo Speed Company & Photo Technics School

THE CAMERA ART  INSTITUTE AT DEPT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TRIVENI KALA SANGAM IS AN ACE PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE IN INDIA STARTED IN YEAR 1980 BY RENOWNED LATE SMT. CHITRANGADA SHARMA  & SHRI O. P. SHARMA.

 

THE TEACHINGS FROM THE BASIC TO ADVANCE STUDY IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDING DARKROOM PROCESSING, PRINTING & VIDEO.

 

THE INSTITUTE ALONG WITH IIPC IS THE FIRST IN INDIA TO START 4 MONTHS THEORY & PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES WHERE IN SOME I HAVE BEEN A VISITING FACULTY. THE FINAL TURN OUT OF THE STUDENTS HAS BEEN VERY GOOD.

 

I HAVE MET PAST STUDENTS WHO HAVE GOT JOBS AS PHOTO JOURNALISTS OR SENIOR CAMERA PERSONS IN THE LEADING NEWS MAGAZINES, VISUAL MEDIA, SOME HAVE STARTED THEIR OWN STUDIOS AND ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND MANY WHO HAVE THEIR OWN CAREERS HAVE CONTINUED PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY AND ARE PARTICIPATING IN SALONS AND EXHIBITIONS. MOST OF THE STUDENT ARE WELL PLACED PHOTOGRAPHERS OF TODAY.

 

THE INSTITUTE IS A SUCCESS STORY COMPLETING 40 YEARS.

 

GUL. H. GULRAJANI, BENGALURU - KARNATAKA

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