Young Mangalorean Photographer Wins The Prestigious Askary Award: Know More About Him

Young Mangalorean Photographer Wins The Prestigious Askary Award: Know More About Him

Mangalore-based young photographer Vivek Gowda has won the prestigious Askary Award 2022. It is organised annually by the Youth Photographic Society (YPS), Bangalore. Only photographers below the age of 35 years from the State of Karnataka are eligible to participate with a series set of four photos. The award was instituted in 1997 in memory of Mrs. Shahrukh Askary Hameed to encourage photographic talent among young photographers in Karnataka.

Vivek Gowda won this prestigious award for his photo series on ‘Intha fishermen’. The series documents the dying fishing practices of the Intha fishermen, a traditional community on Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma). Vivek had submitted four photographs from his series for the award. Vivek , a cinematographer, photographer, and entrepreneur, has been earlier selected as the “FIP Photographer of the Year 2020” by the Federation of Indian Photography for his photo story of Intha fishermen.

He has also received the ‘Best Editor’ award from Hamsa TV in 2017 and has also won many international awards and accolades in different photography contests conducted by various countries. Vivek has bagged an AFIP (Artist FIP) distinction from the Federation of Indian Photography(FIP). Vivek’s works demonstrate his dedication to his passion. Most of his videos and images are intensely dramatic and follow the theme of storytelling.


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