"Finding Beauty in Common Things"
A self-taught passionate photographer and an educator, Mr. Navin Vatsa is very much dedicated in capturing candid Street moments and the stories of Travel domain. He has his Master’s Degree in Computer Applications and taught computers to graduate and post graduate students for over 9 years. He also served Jagannath University, Jaipur as Joint Registrar for 7 years, and now from last 3 years he has devoted his full time to his in-born Art, Photography. So with the experience of teaching, administration and Art, he has the ability to visualize and implement the creative ideas in photography to complete his compositions with some unique stories. Photography is like a source of energy to him that he also tries to portray through his art work.
He has the ability of finding beauty in most common things and from unnoticed surroundings. He put all his work with simplicity that can easily reach to the people’s heart. His Photographs has the power to communicate directly to the viewers so that they can read the story well. Photography is one of the unique medium for him to show his own personality and character to the world through his photographs.
He has been awarded and recognized by various International/National organizations and publications of high repute such as National Geographic, UNESCO, Sony World, Sony India, Inspiro India, Asian Photography & Imaging magazine, Creative Image Magazine, Heritage youth Foundation Delhi, Camarena Academy (Best photographer of the year 2016 and awarded by Sir Raghu Rai for the same) etc. One of his photographs was published by Sony India in its “Annual Calendar 2016”.
In April-May 2017 by “SONY World Photography Award” one of his photograph of Travel category got commended by the juries and placed within top best 50 out of 105,692 submission from 182 countries and exhibited at the prestigious Somerset House, London from 21st April to 7th May, 2017. Recently his 22 pages Artwork with complete story “Marbles of Faith” on Jama Masjid, Delhi was published in September 2017 issue of Indian Photo Arts (IPA) online Magazine (http://www.indianphotoarts.com/wp-content/themes/ipa/IPAMAGsep2017.pdf).
He is one of the Mentors and Admin of a largest Facebook Photography group in India, Camarena Academy.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma