Atul is a second-generation photographer; his father has been a senior photojournalist in Mumbai for last 40yrs, where he mainly learnt his basics of the photographic skills. He was his dark room assistant for first five years developing and printing black & white film before he mastered that to pick up camera to shoot pictures at the age of 15 years. He has made transition from B&W film to Color film and shifting to digital photography as well as working with Video & Audio.
His work has been published in major international and national magazines and newspapers. He also worked long time for major national newspapers & magazines in India as staff photographer and then gradually worked up as photo editor before he became Independent photographer.
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He is the recipient of Japan’s Young Portfolio Award (2002) and a photography fellowship for three months in Europe in 2002 to brush up photography and photo-editing skills with renowned photographers from National Geography and Magnum Agency. With World Press Photo he took part in a series of seminars over three years in India & worked on their book & projects.
He has won awards for his photo- stories & documentary. He has exhibited his work in several countries and also part of his work is in collections of Museums in Japan and Paris.
He has been covering major national and social issues and he is currently working on several book & documentary projects across India. He is represented by Panos Pictures.
Whenever he is not shooting assignments he is working on his two book projects in India and a long-term self-funded documentary film. He also takes out time to teach & guide most of the youngsters from his country sharing his photography knowledge of more than two decades & his work experience.