Hon'ble Judges of Chitranjali 2022

Adit Agarwala Ji

Alumni of Photographic Association of Dumdum (PAD), Kolkata.
Distinctions in Photography:Fellow of Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (FRPS), EFIAP/g,Fellow of Asia Photographers Union (FAPU), EFIP, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.PESGSPC, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.GrandMaster.TPAS, Hon.Fellow.DCC.
Honorary Lecturerof Photography at PADKolkata (1982-1998), written articles on Photography.
Interviewed by Doordarshan, conductedseveral Workshops on Photography, Delivered talks on Photogr
aphic Art at various Photographic Associations. Co-author of 2 books ‘Learn Photography’ and ‘Experimental Photography’ published by PAD, Kolkata.
Member Organizing Committee of International Photographic Co
nferences by PAD, Calcutta (1986 -1998). Member of Jury in National & International Salons since 1987.
Chief Coordinatorof FIP (Federation of Indian Photography) Conv
ention at Chandigarh 1998. OrganizedFirst Indo-Pakistan “DOSTI Photo Show” Chandigarh 2004.
Founder President of ‘Friends of Photography’ Chandigarh (2000-2005).
Recipient of more than 100 Awards (Gold, Silver & Bronze medals both from FIAP & PSA), Honor Mentions and Cash Awards from National & International Salons& Contestsfrom USA, UK, France, China, Taiwan, Belgium, South Africa, Serbia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Holland, India, Romania, Hungary, Luxembourg, South Korea etc.
Four times Recipient of 'Best Indian Entrant Award' in International Salons held in India.
First Indian to be awarded the 1st Prize at "Photojournalist of the year"Contest in 1989 sponsored by the Photographic Society of America, USA.
Photographic Works included in KKL-Bilderbank, Austria / Germany (of top 25 Photographers) published in a Booklet &State Lalit Kala Akademi, Luckno
w. Honored as one of the six Indian Pictorialists by the Photographic Society of Pakistan and contributed photographs to the Exhibition “Tribute to the Legends of Photography” Exhibition held in 2005 in Pakis
TY" Chandigarh(2015-2019). Patron of LENS MAESTRO GROUP, India.
Associate Editor of ‘VIEWFINDER’ (1997-2001) the Official Monthly Journal of the Federation of Indian Photography.
Associate Editor of BLUE SAPPHIRE, a 2019 Coffee Table publication of FIP compiling various Articles on Photographic History, Arts
and Science. Presented Webinars on various topics on Photography sponsored by Various prominent Groups in Photography during the
period 2020-22. Member of Working Committee of the Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) since 2017 and President of FIP since 2021.

Kailash Mittal Ji

Kailash Mittal, AIIPC
D-412 Shubh City New RTO Road, Palda, Indore, INDIA,
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Born: 17-1-1957 at Kukshi, Dist. Dhar, Madhya Pradesh., India
Photo Journalism, Pictorial, Nature, Travel & Portrait
* AIIPC (Associateship of India International Photographic Council, New Delhi, India)
* Shashin Samman - 2020 for Art Photography at Jabalpur
* Photojournalist samman 2021 by Photo Journalist Association, Indore
* India International Photographic Council, New Delhi
* Federation of Indian Photography, Kolkata
* MP. Camera Society, Indore.
* Indore Press Club, Indore
* State Press Club, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
* He played a great roll in covering the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.
* His photographs on Ujjain Shinghasth 1992, 2004 & 2016 received a great appreciation.
* Not only Madhya Pradesh but the other states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh are also his territory of Photo Journalism.
* Judged many All India Salons and Photo contests of International, National and State levels.
* President of M.P. Camera Society, Indore, Since 2003
* Done Photography on ancient water conservation & resources at historical places like Burhanpur, Ujjain and Mandu.
* Organized India International Photography Society’s convention at Indore in the year 2003.
* Gap Adventure, USA 2007
* Earth Shots, UK, 2007
* Viator, Australia, 2007,
* Photo Galaxy, 2007
* Photo Share UK, 2010
* Clickit, 2007, Canada
* Solar Energy Japan..2010
* Gia New York 1st & 3rd Prize 2014
• Three times winner of Photo Contest on Literacy (Organized by Ministry of Adult Education Government of India)
• Five times National Award Winner in National Contests (Organized by Ministry of Information &Broadcasting, Govt. of India). 2007,2009, 2012, 2016 & 2019
* Madhya Pradesh State Government Photography Awards 2010 & 2016
* Winner of First Runner-up Award on theme “Culture & Hertage” organized by Uttar Pradesh State Tourism in the year 2016.
* Winner of the Photo Contest Award on theme “Kumbh” organized by Uttar Pradesh the year 2019.
* A book on Singhastha-2016. Curated by great Photographer Raghu Rai.
* A book on Mandu by Mandu Tourism , M.P. Government.

B.K Agarwal Ji

Born on 15th Feb.1955 at Bolangir, Orissa in a business family. Graduate in Science.
From Childhood beside photography I had deep interest in games like badminton, table tennis, chess and Yoga. Represented University for Badminton and table tennis.
My brother gifted a Kodak box camera to me at the tender age of twelve and my love for photography started with it. Was able to somehow pursue my passion in spite of resistance from family members. With five beautiful sisters and their friend to pose at will, I did not have to look outside home for models to practice upon. This put me in a path of specializing Portrait Photography.
Came to Visakhapatnam in 1981 to expend family business in Automobile tyres and tubes. And started a tyre business in the name of Hindustan Sales.
Joined the then Coromandel Camera Club and conducted 1st All India Exhibition at Visakhapatnam in 1983.
Two awards and a certificate of merit in the very 1st exhibition put me in a path of no return.
So far around 840 of my pictures have been exhibited in different National and International salons all over the world and have won more than 100 awards and certificates.
Conferred with Fellowship of India International Photographic Council (FIIPC) in the year 1999 in Fashion and advertisement section. Fellowship in photography is conferred upon a person in recognition to the person’s mastery over the medium of photography and should already have the honours of Associateship of any International body for at least 3 years. Besides the candidate should have been active in the field of photography for past 15 years. He should have an excellent and regular service record for photography. The recipient must have at least 150 acceptances in IIPC/PSA approved National and International salons. A desirable qualification for this honour is specialization in any branch of photography with a high degree of originality.
There were several unique features in the Fellowship Honour to him: 1. He has received Licentiateship in Black & white, Associateship in colour slides and Fellowship in colour prints medium. This shows the mastery over all three media of Photography and is first of its kind.
2. First person in the country to receive Fellowship in Fashion and advertising photography,
3. First person in Andhra to receive fellowship of IIPC,
4. The youngest recipient of this honour in India that time.
Fellowship from Andhra Pradesh Photography Academy in 2018.
Fellowship from Sigma Academy of Photography, Hyderabad 2018.
ESFIP ( Excellence in Service Federation of Indian Photography) in Feb.2019. Only person in Andhra Pradesh to get it.
Life Time Achievement Award from Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi, received in January 2007. Recently Nikon has made him Honorary NPS Member ( Nikon Professional Service ).
He has revived the defunct Visakha Camera Club in 1990 and have already conducted two National and three International exhibitions in the city.
Already conducted six state level and national photography workshops and was a faculty at Araku, Bhimilipatnam,Delhi, Jabalpur, Bangalore, Jamshedpur, Goa, Hyderabad, Kausani, Mumbai, Andaman, Varanasi, Thailand and otherplaces beside regular workshops at Visakhapatnam for beginners and professionals.
A regular faculty in National and International Workshops and conventions of Photography.
A regular faculty for studio lighting for Company likes Kodak Limited.
Vice President of A.P. State Akademi of Photography.
Many one man shows in Visakhapatnam and other places,
Acted as a judge in many National and International Photographic salons.
Former Chairman of Fashion and advertisement division of IIPC,
Founder of Save Family Harmony at Visakhapatnam. SFH is an organization that counsels couples in dispute and gives psychological and legal help.
Takes regular weekend photography classes for beginners, advanced photographers and professional photographers. Conducted workshops all over India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Andaman, Goa, Jabalpur and many other places.)
Conferred with the International service honour ESFIAP from Federation of Indian Photography for his outstanding services rendered to promote Photography.
Beside photography activities also actively associated with other associations like:
Past secretary of Rotary club, Visakhapatnam and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
State General Secretary of All India Marwari Federation,
Executive member of Citizen Association for Responsible Tourism, Visakhapatnam,
Member INTACH ( Indian National Trust for Art Culture & Heritage).
Served as office bearer in Rajasthani Sanskritik Mandal and AgarwalMahasabha.
Past office bearer of Visakhapatnam Automobile dealers association.
A regular judge in beauty pageants and other competitions.
A regular blood donor.
Selected and felicitated as the Outstanding Young person of A.P. by JAYCEES CLUB.
Felicitated as the CITIZEN EMINENCE by Dist.collector for achievements in Photography.
Founder an organization called Save Family Harmony. This organisation helps warring couples to reconsile and save the marriage.
Covered the prestigious event of Navy in Vizag PFR(President’s Fleet Review) during President Abdul Kalam 2005 and (IFR) International Fleet Review in
2017 ( PMNarendraModi and President PranabMukherjee)
His favorite tagline “ There is no stopping when your Passion becomes your Profession”.