A Brilliant Nature Photographer: Mohan Gidwani
Born in 1959 in a family of century old confectioners of Delhi (India), “Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners”, Mohan Gidwani graduated from Delhi University and engaged in his family business.
In most of the cases a person has inclination towards arts since his/her childhood days. The same was with Mohan Gidwani. He possessed creative bend of mind since his childhood days. He used to observe the art works of the great masters in the magazines and during the art exhibitions thoroughly . The images clicked by them touched his soul and motivated him to step into the realm of art. Gradually photography became his obsession. Mohan Gidwani is a nature lover and he prefers to capture the nature at its best. He believes that photography is a journey of the soul which accompanies an artist throughout his life. Gidwani says, “After so many years of my involvement in creative field, I find photography not as an art only but an integral part of my life. Photography has been a driving “Passion” for me. He further adds, “This art-form is the uttermost medium of expression. This is just like a “Window” to look into the beautiful picturesque world.”
Gidwani loves simplicity in the images, and thus tries to keep his creations away from complexity. His nature shots take us into a fantastic world at first sight.
He has won more than 400 Awards and Certificates of Merit, and has over 1400 of his works exhibited in International and National photographic Salons.
The India International Photographic Council has honoured him with prestigious Associateship Honour and Diamond Grading. A good number of his photographs have been published in reputed magazines and catalogues.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma