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My name is Abhijit Alka Anil. I am a photographer who documents human interest stories. I like to create photo-stories on different social and contemporary topics and also to shoot life on the street. I was one of the official photographers’ for Oslo Pride 2019. I was selected as a Contract Photographer for UNDP and also at the World Press Photo’s Diploma in Documentary Photography Projects in Amsterdam. Before embarking into documentary photography, I worked in the NGO and development sector for seven years. I try to incorporate all my social work experience and learning of human rights through my camera.
I have worked with Times Of India & Indian Express, Mumbai as a photojournalist. During this time I shot everyday news, feature stories, political press conferences and ‘offbeat’. I have documented the work of various NGOs like- Ambuja Cement Foundation, Mumbai Smiles, Yuva, International Committee of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (ICRC) and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in the conflict- rebel areas.
I have exhibited my Toto Tribe photo book project- ‘Totos Of Totopara- A Tribe In A Globalised World’. I have delivered photo talks on this project in various colleges, photography groups including ‘Litteraturhuset’ in Oslo.
Along with working on the personal book project; I have taught Photojournalism & Digital Photography subjects at SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and conduct Basic Photography Courses on weekends. I have won awards on topics like street, smile and touch.
I am currently based in Oslo, Norway and open to taking commissioned assignments from wire agencies, press, as well as photo-document work of international NGOs. Since I have direct experience in working in conflict- rebel areas, I am willing to photo document conflict zones as well.
Feel free to connect with me for commissioned assignments via the Contact Form.