Dilip Bhatia the ace photographer is the first Indian to have won this prestigious title, Photographer of the year 2011 at the PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS(2011) where he was highly recognized for his work and applauded by the world’s most critical and eminent jury at Paris to name a few Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor, National Geographic, Miriam Leuchter, Editor, Popular Photography, New York, Arnaud Adida, Director, curator, Paris Mike Bower, Managing Editor, Sydney Morning Herald and many other esteemed personalities from around the globe.
Having being in the Indian Film Industry for over a decade now Dilip Bhatia, has captured some of the industry’s biggest names into his lens. He shares his favorite picture from all his work in the film fraternity over the years and considers this his most passionate picture. Amitabh Bachchan’s picture on this set is one of his most cherished pictures. ‘He has infinite energy for work’ claims Dilip Bhatia, while he reminisces the first shoot he had with the legend.
“The Indian Film Industry is another area where there has been deep involvement in fashion, the right look and premium imagery” – Dilip Bhatia
Dilip has won recognition from the most prestigious photography platform. The project that won Bhatia the PX3 award is one he did for the Happy Home and School for the Blind. The Series of Pictures that have captured the positive essence of the topic was much appreciated at the award.
Dilip is an alumni of the Brooks Institute of Photography an ivy league institute to some of the most established names in photography. Among his various achievements Dilip was rewarded with the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2009 award BY WGPA in MADRID SPAIN.
Earlier this year he was selected as a finalists for Hasselblad’s MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010 for his work on LEH LADAKH and his alternate depiction of the scenic beauty it offers. It is the first time an Indian photographer is nominated for an Indian Landscape.
“Nothing excites me more than a good imagery” claims Dilip, as he receives recognition for his work on Leh and Ladakh and feels that Indian Photographer’s are not focusing on the rich landscapes of this country.