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Roving Eyes
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Roving Eyes
Araku
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-11May2006-10:30:00

Driving through hills on dirt roads, Udayan reached a small tribal hamlet deeply nestled somewhere between Araku and the Orissa border. He saw a few structures where grains were stored, some chickens, some goats, two rows of thatched dwellings, a few old women and children. The kids were very shy and ran away as soon as he tried to approach them, yet came back to see the car he was travelling in. He handed them a bar of chocolate. They were delighted. This little girl in the image caught his particular attention because she was very wary. She kept her distance from both the car and Udayan, yet never letting him go out of her sight, lightly hopping behind some cover with her little brother wedged on her hips as soon as he turned to look.

1️⃣Accepted in iPAE2006 Salon (Butterfly Art Foundation International Photo-Art Exhibition) & published in their catalogue. It was included in their online campaign & online Gallery (baf.in & bafindia.org) in 2006 for which Udayan received a Hon.MBAF title. The exhibition was held in Durbar Hall Art Centre, Cochin, India from 4 Nov 2006 to 11 Nov 2006.
2️⃣Used in a SignedPRINTS posters to represent him.
3️⃣One of the seven Runner-Up images out of ten finalists of “Faces Of India” (facesofindia.net) Photography Contest-2012 organized by Jamie Furlong (jamiefurlongphotography.com). This image was published on Faces Of India’s FB (facebook.com/facesofindia). Jamies comment on this photograph is “This is classic NatGeo and I could see this shot accompanying a feature on this girl and her family. The wariness that Udayan mentions is evident in her eyeys but it is the position of the baby that makes it for me...
4️⃣Selected as Jury Pick of Weekly Theme Photo Contest FB Group in Aug 2014 (facebook.com/groups/weeklythemepics) & subject was relations.
5️⃣Selected for International Photo-exhibition FOCUS, Sabac, Republic of Serbia & exhibited at the Gallery of the Municipal Historical Archives Sabac from 28 Nov to 12 Dec 2014. It was also published on their printed & online catalog. Theme was Portrait.
6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article & in the link that shared on their fb.
7️⃣Won jointly 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Your Favorite Color Film Photo) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 21st July 2015.
8️⃣B&W version of this image won 1st place in Photography Society of Tripura Weekly Contest in July 2015 (fb/groups/Photographycluboftripura) & theme was Black&White.
9️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (People posing in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in August2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/3k8rhN].
1️⃣0️⃣Featured in an article on 50mm Lens that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ t2whMx
1️⃣1️⃣Won 1st prize in the May-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Portrait) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Best of Child Study Medal in Kolkata judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Dewas judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣5️⃣Selected as Photo of The Day of 6th June 2017 in Creative Art Solution FB Group [fb/g/creativeartsolution]. Link: goo.gl/KrkKag
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM Ribbon in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded BEST Child Ribbon in PSA-PID Individual Portrait Contest in Round-1 of 2019-2020 Season [bit.ly/2S6hbCD]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Club Bronze in Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
Crescent Moon
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Crescent Moon
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/250Sec-f/5.6-ISO6400-37mm-09Aug2012-19:53:47

This image was shot during the holy month of Ramzan at a local Mosque. The building was decorated with lights and Udayan found the form of the crescent within the shape of the window against the glowing green light fascinating. He asked a devotee to pose for him at the window, but got refused. A short while later, another devotee walked up to the window, totally oblivious to Udayan. As he stood still looking at the busy street below, Udayan got the opportunity to take this perfect shot.

1️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
2️⃣One of the 3 images that has been selected for “Peace at the frame” photography contest and exhibition organized by Indialogue Foundation (indialogue.in) at IQBALIA International School in Hyderabad from 22nd to 23rd Feb 2014. All 3 images were rewarded with a cash prize of INR 3000 each. All the images also published on their website.
3️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 24th February 2015.
4️⃣Featured in an article titled “39 Colorsplash Photos That Prove Color is King” on blog.halla.in [Link: goo.gl/9p2PzT]
5️⃣Awarded an ISF Diploma Kolkata Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
6️⃣Nominated for Instagram monthly contest of HIPA.ae in June2017 & subject was Ramadan [Link: instagram.com/p/BVmEHq2ABHp]
Sentinel of the Dark
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Sentinel of the Dark
Visakhapatnam 2005
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/30Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-14Feb2005-13:30:00


Udayan had waited a long time for his order to arrive and he was getting as restless as he was hungry. Looking around, he saw the restaurant was filled with chattering families, lots of laughter, groups of gregarious youngsters and bustling waiters. In a corner, through the glass door, he saw this lonely man standing guard at the entrance. It was as if the glass door created a huge gulf between the guard outside and the merry crowd inside. Worlds kept apart by merely a piece of glass!

1️⃣Was published in the NationalGeographic website (www.ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Dec-17, 2009 (week 3) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Selected for PHOTOGRAPHERS: NETWORK SELECTION 2012 (http://www.tkellner.com) & exhibited in Studio Thomas Kellner, Germany from June23 to July1, 2012 as well published on its website. This photograph is also used in news article for NETWORK SELECTION in 2 German newspapers (Westfalenpost & Westfalische Rundschau on 20 Jun) & an online newspaper (Waz Online: Der Westen on 20 Jun 2012). Reffered to two german newspaper in 3 times (SIEGENER ZEITUNG on 22 & 23 Jun) & 1 online news paper ( http://www.sz-online.de/ on 22Jun). Published in PROFIFOTO Jul 2012 magazine (in bopth edition: German & English).
3️⃣This image is a part of “face-to-face: photographers:network selection 2004-2013 exhibition curated by Thomas Kellner (tkellner.com) at St dtische Galerie (galerie-iserlohn.de), Iserlohn, Germany from 12th Jul ~ 31st Aug 2013 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of photographers:network.
4️⃣This image is a part of “face-to-face: photographers:network selection 2004-2013 exhibition curated by Thomas Kellner (tkellner.com) at vhs-photogalerie, Stuttgart (vhs-stuttgart.de) from 05th Jun ~ 27th Jul 2014
5️⃣Won the G.K.Vale Photography Contest on the theme Cities at Work and was awarded with 1 HD photo enlargement (12x18)
6️⃣Got a Special Mention in Photography Contest FB Group Monthly Contest (August 2014 - Light & Shadow Photography)
7️⃣It was selected for the story “Empathy Gap” in National Geographic’s “Assignments & Stories” in Feb 2017. [goo.gl/VLDcbH]
8️⃣In Empathy gap, the National Geographic’s “Assignments & Stories”, editor Daniella Zalcman merged this image with Kalyan Panja’s image to tell another perspective and later it was featured at yourshot.nationalgeographic.com on 22nd Feb 2016.
9️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣0️⃣Won 1st prize in the February2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Door) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com and a pdf book on digital photography.
1️⃣1️⃣It was one of the five images exhibited in Click-2017 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in] in March 2017 and awarded 1st prize in Silhouette category and received a certificate, medal and a Vanguard BIIN 37 Green Back Pack as prize.
1️⃣2️⃣Featured in the 7th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2018 Poster.

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