ABOUT

RAJKRAJ

Indian Photojournalist

Biography

RAJ K RAJ, Special Photojournalist with HINDUSTAN TIMES newspaper for last 17 years and had published work apart from Hindustan Times, gettyimages, livemint Time.com, Huffington post ,Better Photography,The guardian, Bloomberg, ABC, Mirror, Cnbc ,BBC , Catch news, MSN, Aljazeera News yahoo etc . Masters in journalism & mass communication makes him get a vigilante journalistic viewed pictures which speaks out louder than words. Shooting CELEBRITIES, FASHION, PEOPLE, BUSINESSMEN, INTERIORS, NATURAL CALAMITIES AND ALL NEWS EVENTS AND NOW VIDEO STORIES TOO had made my portfolio worth sharing. For someone who eats, breathes and lives photography, pictures are realities, hard news and biographies of people framed in that micro second. Coming from a humble middle class background he has seen the shift in photography from negatives to digital medium. Being a eager learner I had no problem learning and adapting the new medium and getting the basics strong from the old school of photography. Award and exhibitions have come on my way as encouragements and boosting me to go for a more creative shot.

Achievement

In 2003

Got 2 awards in Lakme fashion week for his fashion photographs.In 2004 he did an exhibition ‘slum children and art’ and was exhibited again in 2005 in USA high commission and British high commission, New Delhi. Here he worked with the children in slums of khurja [potters town] and covered all there course of life.In 2005 he got the best photograph in the chivas regal sports photo contest, which showed his artistic ability to cover action.

In 2005

Got the best photojournalist award in wills lifestyle fashion week.

In 2006

Got the award for the best sports polo photograph.

In 2007

Got the best photograph award in plan India photo contest. Award was given for the best picture on the happy childhood theme.

In 2008

Got the award in Reid and Taylor sports photograph contest.

In 2009

Got the best photograph award in the fiama diwills Deepika Padukone contest.

In 2009

Got the award in the best photojournalist contest in wills lifestyle fashion week.

In 2010

MFI – YES Bank National Press Photo Contest 2011” Honorable award in General news Category

In 2011

Canon India Contest Awards City of Timeless Delights Category

In 2012

Edition of Gender Barabar – National photography competition 2012

In 2012

MFI (Media foundation of India)– YES Bank National Press Photo Contest 2012” Honorable award in General News Category

In 2012

The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) Thane District Press Club (TDPC) All India Photo Contest 2012. Sports First Prize Excellence Star Silver Award for You LEARN THEY READ 2013 by Hindustan Times

In 2013

MFI – YES Bank National Press Photo Contest 2013” Honorable award in General News Category Excellence Star Gold Award for Acid Attack Victim Photos 2014 by Hindustan Times

In 2014

MFI for the MFI – YES Bank National Press Photo Contest 2014. Self Coffee Table book “SEASON OF THE CITY’