Recent photo submissions from Dheeraj Paul
About Dheeraj Paul
Dheeraj Paul was born in 1974 in Delhi into one of the most well known and respected
photography family in India. He has a vast multitude of experience in editorial and
advertising photography spanning close to three decades. He is a prominent and
acknowledged voice in the contemporary photography community in India with his
mentorship influencing new and upcoming photographers. He is also the brand ambassador
for Sony Alpha photography and the Founding Director at Indian Photo Tours where he
leads guided photo expeditions and masterclass for photo enthusiasts.
With a goal to capture moments in daily life, he specialises in people, travel, fine-art, food
and architecture photography. Due to his early induction into photography with indoor
photography, he is also an expert in indoor lighting setups. He also teaches advanced
photography at the AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre at the Jamia Milia
Islamia University of Delhi. His diverse experience has made him a widely renowned
photographer mentor today.
He has been a part of the jury for the International Sony Photography Awards 2014 and
2015. He has also been invited thrice in a row for the International Jury by the Humanity
Photo Awards 2009, 2011 and 2013 in China co-organised by UNESCO. His work has been
critically and widely acclaimed. He has a wide range of published books including “Around
India’s First Table - Dining and entertainment at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, “The Golden
Temple- A Gift to Humanity”, “The Art of Indian Cuisine” and many more to his name.
His pictures have also been exhibited in different parts of the world including Al Thani Awards,
House of Humour in Bulgaria and many more.
He has also been awarded prestigious accolades for his work over the last two decades.
In 2019 he was awarded the “Photographer of the Year” by Asian Photography Magazine.
He was also awarded the first prize in “The Digital Photographer of the Year” by “What Digital Camera Magazine”, Gold Prize (First Prize) in CANON Asia & Pacific Photo Contest, the second prize in “Asia without borders” organised by Asian Geographic magazine and highly commended in the UNESCO World Heritage award in Japan.