An institution is measured by the standards of its faculty.
The faculty at IIP is the most essential part of the learning experience for our students. The brains behind IIP are not limited to Photographers. There are Engineers and Technicians from Business, Advertising and Production with a collective experience of decades in their respective fields.
The faculty members draw from a wealth of real world experiences to mentor all the students who are chosen to be a part of the course.When you enroll for a course,
you'll be assigned a tutor for guidance as well as reviewing your projects for critique.
The Founder & Director - IIP
An alumnus from the College of Arts Chandigarh, Rajesh Goyal started working as a professional photographer while still in college. With an experience of over 28 years in the world of Photography and Advertising, Rajesh Goyal is the vision behind the pioneering effort of online photography education in India.
Online photography in India had been practically unknown but owing to the exceptional blend of creative and entrepreneurial skills of Mr. Goyal, the endeavour could get a kick start. A zealous and passionate photographer at heart, Rajesh Goyal possesses a rare aesthetic sense and an eye for photography usually unmatched. His education in the College of Arts and his experience as a professional photographer, both have equipped him well to foray into the concept of online teaching of photography....
Incidentally, he had been a keen photographer since his early childhood. Talent and hard work earned him the title of a scholar and he was remarkably at the number 1 position in the Punjab University 1991 batch. In his two decades of experience as a photographer, he worked with clients from all around the world like USA, UK, Italy and Germany among others.
Rajesh Goyal wasn't content with being an artist among photographers. Instead, he felt a mission in life, to pass on this legacy of art to the coming generation, to make photography the art of the masses. And that is where the dream of online photography education started taking shape. Pictures need to be cherished and enjoyed for a lifetime. It makes life immortal! Mr. Rajesh Goyal feels most satisfied to see how social media and the advent of internet have contributed to photography. It is now possible to learn photography and share the useful knowledge among friends with greater connectivity.
Mr. Rajesh Goyal in his formative years may not have had the newest cameras as the ones people have now. This had particularly inspired him further to teach all those who have DSLRs today but are quite ignorant about the way to use it. He strives to extend specific education about the various technicalities of the cameras so that amateur photographers can progress.
Today, with great pride it can be said that that the vision of Mr. Goyal has paid off. People from all walks of life can learn the art of photography sitting in the comfort of their homes, at their convenient timings and stay connected with the attentive faculty of IIP any time. It has extended its tutelage to 31 countries and is expanding its network constantly.
There has been considerable success in realising the vision of one man, Mr Rajesh Goyal. But his famous brain-child IIP still has still miles to go. With Mr Goyal’s relentless dedication and also with the help of a top notch team, IIP will soon break all barriers and be the world’s number 1 online photography teaching portal.
Director – Sepia Advertising
A College of Art alumnus, Shailesh Goyal is associated with the world of Photography and Advertising for over two decades. With rich experience in photography and detailed knowledge of designing softwares, he is the guiding force for students at Indian Institute of Photography.
An avid photographer with a penchant for fine art in studies, he has laid down the foundation for IIP’s innumerable study tour programmes, art exhibitions, photo walks and various photography learning initiatives. Over the years, he is also the leading light behind IIP’s online bulletins and printed publications.
Dr. Maja Jerrentrup
Faculty – IIP
Having a vision in the combination of theory and practice of the photography Maja has studied in Germany, the Netherlands and India. An awarded student and lecturer at Universities and academies Maja has exhibited her pictures in various countries, has published several books and DVDs about photography and works as a chief editor of an international journal on photography as well as an editor of a practical photography magazine. Further, she is a Nikon ambassador and featured in the latest Nikon spot.
Maja is an integral part of the Indian Institute of Photography and exchanging a fruitful relation between faculty and students, sharing her educational and practical experiences to the students of IIP.
Be it pictures of models or ethnographic photography - her visual work is always grounded on an anthropological base. She debunks trends in contemporary photography as deeply rooted in classical topoi by showing their historical and cultural origins.
Director Academics, IIP Visual Arts
Shakti did his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from College of Art, Chandigarh. He was interested in fine art was right from his school days. As a Painter Shakti does realistic work majorly, made portraits and figurative work. He did over Thousand Portraits which are displayed in several museums in India. Personalities and Celebrities whom he has done portraits are Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ex President of India), Hon’ble President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee and H.E. Sh. Navin Chandra Ramgoolam (The Prime Minister of Mauritius).
Dr. Vikas Gupta
Faculty - IIP
Vikas Gupta is a artist, photographer and academic based out of New Delhi. His practice is broadly concerned with living culture of land, vision and social sciences. His photographs investigate the aesthetic and societal norms through conceptions of time, memory and place, specifically in cultures where loss is a substantial part of daily life. His work addresses the lived experience of conflict and trauma. He engages widely with histories and archives, both real and imagined, to explore the tensions between personal and systematic forms of knowledge.
He holds a Ph.D Fine Art in Painting on Research Fellowship from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and received M.A Fine Arts in Painting from the same University. His education in visual arts helps him to pursue photography more holistically and medium specific. He usually practice in film based media and Alternative Photographic processes, specifically Wet Plate Collodion, Ambrotype, Tintype, Albumen Print, Gum Biochromate and Cyanotype. Vikas works predominantly in both of the medium - painting and photography as well, but his work in photography comprised of portraiture, personal narrative and found photographs ...
Vikas Gupta has been the recipient of the Neel Dongre Grant/Award for Excellence in Photography 2016-17 for his project “An Aura of Analog Age”, from India Photo Archive Foundation. He has been selected for the Art Residency Program in New Media Arts ‘Breaking Stereotype’ at Contemporary Art Gallery, Kurukshetra in 2011 & 2012. His work has been exhibited in various galleries across India. His work “To Tibet with Love” has also been selected for the Long Term Project Ambulance Workshop with Lars Willumeit and Salvatore Vitale at Photo Kathmandu, 2016. Photo book Making Workshop with Yumi Gotto and Mariella Sancari at Jaipur Photo Festival, 2017. At present he is working with ‘Indian Institute of Photography’ as a faculty.
Amarjeet Singh Maggu
Faculty - IIP
A nature lover, professional mountaineer and self-taught cameraman with three decades of custom and specialised photography under his lens, Amarjeet Maggu is spurred by his mojo of “jagte raho, bhagte raho” (stay awake and keep pushing yourself towards your goals). An avid photographer, he spends his days trekking amid mountains and forests, taming the wild peaks of Himalayas and documenting natural phenomena and diverse human existence through his camera.
Dedicated and enthusiastic photographer with 30+ years of experience in custom and specialized photography, his kaleidoscope encompasses the extremes of the mundane and the exotic. His does honest documentation of life in its natural surroundings, shaped by geographical conditions and the man-made changes, visible in altered landscapes, rituals and architectural marvels connecting the present to a tenuous past.
Faculty - IIP
Armed with 9 years of experience as a professional photographer, our mentor Mr. Manish started his professional journey as a Photo Journalist. As years passed by, his inclination shifted towards portrait and studio photography as he saw more potential in it than news photography. Taking inspiration from Cinema and its elements from around the world, he sees a world of opportunities to explore frames or composition.
- Post Graduation in Mass Communication.
- Basic & Advance Photography Diploma from Triveni Kala Sangam
- Master of Philosophy from Mass Comm. Department (Kurukshetra University)
- Worked with Kanika Sehgal and Be Khadi (Fashion Designer Label) as a Fashion Photographer
- Worked with Monisha Jaising Label and MXS World as Digital Marketing Photographer
- Worked as a Conceptual Image Artist with Wanderlust Film Production (Pune)
Faculty - IIP
Jatin Jain, being an electronics & telecommunication engineer by books and a photographer by passion, believes in the famous quote by Destin sparks "photography is a story that I fail to put into words". Hailing from Raipur with his home town being korba, at the age of 29 he has already established himself as a commercial photographer with almost 7 years of work experience in this field. After working with Dell International services as a senior representative for two years he decided to pursue photography as his profession. His studio brand "Studio Iodine Vapor" has received an amazing client response from a wide range of sectors, cultures and backgrounds covering local as well as national projects. His passion of photography is backed up by his degree of Diploma in fine arts from Indian Institute of Photography, Noida where he was recognised for his commendable performance by securing highest marks in his batch....
Product, travel, architectural, industrial, documentary, food, fashion photography, etc are some of the forms of photography mastered by him. He also believes and practices the lesson taught by his mentors during the photography contest won by him at BIT College 5 years back “Spread happiness of your art through teaching!” for which he has conducted multiple workshops across Delhi, Raipur, Pune, Korba, Bhopal, Indore etc., training beginners, students, as well as professionals to master and excel the field of photography and pursue their dreams. He also conducted a free workshop named “Drastikon” which was for differently abled (deaf & dumb) children of Divya Jyoti School at korba on special occasion of world photography day, a small contribution to spread happiness through his love for teaching the art of photography.
He was also invited as the youngest mentor at the National Association of Student of Architecture convention 2015. He also won the first prize at Matargashti, Raipur for photography whereby honorable Shri Brijmohan Agrawal felicitated him for his achievement. Apart from photography he also has interests in travelling, exploring new avenues, poem writing, playing guitar & singing. He was amongst the top five singers in a singing contest named “Goonj” held in BIT. His work have been regularly featured in college newsletter, various facebook photography pages and on all the official social handles of honorable Chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh including facebook, instagram and twitter. Jatin says " Just follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up on your passions, because when you follow your passion success follows."
Faculty - IIP
Amit Hasija’s photographs have entranced the clients for over a decade (10 years) with extravagant concentrating on fashion photography staging his unmistakable style.
Amit hasija’s interest in photography begins in Childhood day. He did his two-year Mastercraftmanship diploma in Photography at Shari Academy of Digital Photography, Amit has won most prestigeous award PIEA 2007 & PGI 2007.
Upon graduation in 2008, Amit worked as a photographic assistant in Mumbai before moving to New Delhi City as a full time Professional. When he returned to Delhi, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for Hindustan newspapers,ever since and still pursing for excellence in his photographic life.
Dhiraj Anand Khatri
Faculty - IIP
Dhiraj Anand Khatri from Bhopal, M.P. is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Post Graduate in Marketing and Strategy from MDI Gurgaon. His passion for photography found its roots in the wildlife genre, and which since then has witnessed the power of Dhiraj's relentless drive and love for photography. A self taught professional who has been associated with one of the world's largest telecom companies, Dhiraj shares technical articles on photography for the Indian Institute of Photography and is always at hand to offer expert consultancy for camera model, photography and other tips . He possesses an invaluable skill set that goes beyond classroom teaching and is an inspirational role model for many. Dhiraj is also authoring books on photography and a travelogue cum photography book based on his travels to Kailash Mansarovar.
Faculty - IIP
Creative Advertising and Communicational professional with over 10 years of experience. Associated with advertising agencies such as Publicis, Rediffusion DY&R, Dentsu, Law & Kenneth and Mccann Worldwide. A decade of being associated with the creative brand building and strategies of reputed clients like Nestle, Hewlett Packard, Canon, Max New York Life Insurance, Airtel, Coca Cola, GSK and many more. An avid movie buff with deep interest in music and art appreciation.
Vishwas Sunita Shrivastava
BE/CE, DFA *Adventurer *Vernacular *Traveler
Vishwas started his journey into the world of art in 2014.He is a traveler and explorer and shoots places in the most extreme manner capturing every possible corner and showcasing it in his stories in the most beautiful manner.
Vishwas had pursued his DFA from IIP from where his journey connected to the institute. His concepts to shoot and ideas behind made him rise along with his dedication towards photography. Vishwas has always been up with ideas in any sort of project as his imagination sense is always on it’s peak and ready to deliver.
He is associated with IIP to handle it’s MP region for various courses and operations. He makes learning full of fun and excitement which makes his students comfortable enough to speak and interact.
Faculty - IIP
Dr.Bastian Reichardt - Specialiing in ethics and political theory, Bastian Reichardt graduated from the university of Bonn(Germany).
His research and teaching interests include the philosophical and cultural significance of critical media theory(e.g. Michel Foucault) as well as aesthetical theories of film and photography(e.g. Walter Benjamin,Roland Barthes).
In the field of photography, reichardt's practical focus lies onanalogue portrait photography.
Harish Jaiswal is a professional photographer with an experience of over twelve years, shooting Jewellery, watches and models. He produces world class images for brochures, catalogs, advertising & web for leading retailers & manufactures.
Harish is associated with IIP with a vision to solely handle its Mumbai region for its various courses and operations.
Harish engages with its students in such a way that the learning in photography becomes easy and full of fun and enthusiasm. His expertise on shooting is apart from the contemporaries and decades old experience gives students a lot easiness in understanding the science of camera.
Faculty - IIP
Astha Sharma is a Light and Life Alumnus, has completed her bachelors of journalism and mass communication from Amity University, Noida. Apart from photography she holds an MBA degree as well. As a hardworking, vibrant and goal oriented young adult, she has worked with several successful companies like Net video, Balaji telefilms, Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies, Spotlight Events and Entertainments PVT ltd etc.
As she continued to grow in her career, she went on to do a few assignments and click pictures for Amity albums and calendar. She worked with Amity University as visiting faculty for lighting and photography. She has worked as manager press and PR for Shahnaz Husain and has handled various events and launches. She went on to expand on her career by working with different Architecture, she is currently a freelance Photographer based in New Delhi and doing a great job in Interior and Architecture field.
Filmmaker and Academician
A master at multitasking, with an inborn ability to handle with ease multiple streams and jobs simultaneously, Sameer has worked on numerous television shows, films and documentaries including 126 episodes on information technology for Doordarshan Srinagar. His resume includes organizations such as MTV IGGY USA, DISCOVERY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY CHANNEL, BARACROFT MEDIA, MIDWIVES PRODUCTION and CIRCUS MOTION PICTURES amongst others.
Always eager to share his hard earned wisdom with fellow enthusiasts, Sameer fulfills his responsibility as a guest speaker on photography, photojournalism, mass communication and visual communication at institutions such as Arena Animation, Reliance BIG Animation and the Indian Institute Of Photography.
Sameer is also a passionate artist and layout designer with a love for transforming the canvas with oil and acrylic colors.
Renowned Fashion Photographer worked with almost all celebrated male & female models of the country.
Mr. SPS Kalra is one of the renowned photographers in India. He has been well-known for his exemplary work in the world of fashion photography for the past 2 decades. Having worked with almost all celebrated male & female models of the country, Mr. Kalra has been mobilizing valuable support for aspiring photographers by providing them with a unique platform for exploring their potential.
His journey as a photographer began 2 decades ago as a hobby but later it developed into an ardent passion. Creative lighting has been one of the prime areas he has been exploring and working on in fashion photography. He takes great delight in sharing his vast experience and expertise with new-age photographers' community.
Faculty of Fashion Photography
Confident ,creative and dedicated photographer with experience in Fashion and Advertising Photography.Hold's about 10 years of experience working with Top Fashion Magazines and Fashion Brands.
Started Journey of photography from Triveni and did internship with a leading photographer from Delhi.Believe in one Quote in life" it`s all about your honesty and attitude towards your work"
Faculty of IIP Academy
To the consideration of aesthetical approaches of visual art and as an artist, His long-term experience in diving in the commercial advertising industry as a Director, Cinematographer, and Assistant Director. Holding more than 8 years of experience as Director and Cinematographer, in Commercial Film Industry. He has completed more than 30 Commercial projects like TVC, Independent Films, Music Videos, Short Feature Film, etc., and work with Different Brands TVC like LG, Nestle, Jagdish Store Home Decor, etc.
After completion of his Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University and Post Graduation in Photography & Visual Communication from MCRC Jamia Milia Islamia University, He started work in Delhi and Mumbai as a Commercial Photographer.
On regular basis, He visits MCRC. Jamia Millia Islamia University and other Universities as a Visiting Faculty of Photography, Cinematography and Film Studies. He has also completed more than 20 Independent Short Film projects.
Faculty of IIP Academy
An Artist, who has been working as a visual maker past 15 years with different mediums.
She is a Bangalore based portrait cum fashion photographer & Art Director. With a keen eye for detail,
colour, and natural light, she creates original imagery for editorial and commercial clients across the
genres of street, portraits, fashion, travel & Design aesthetics.
She has worked extensively with e-commerce firms and grown along with it. Her major clients have
been Koovs, Zovi, Fashion & You, Karvy Next which holds brands like Titan, Flipkart, Puma, Indian
Terrain, Wildcraft, Amazon to name few.
With such an exemplary Industrial experience, She has established her expertise in the market for Brand building & E-com Operations with problem solving instinct.Graduating in 2005 with a degree in BFA (Applied Art) from Jamia Milia Islamia university with postgraduation diploma in Digital Media from St. Xaviers, Mumbai 2006 (Aesthetic, Lighting- Animation) laid
a strong foundation as a Visual Artist. Photography which started as an optional in grads paved her way
to pursue Post- Graduation diploma in Still Photography from Light & Life Academy in 2008.
From being a visual artist to a creative head & having her own studio, she believes in sharing her
knowledge & hence past five years she has also played the role of an educator. Whether as Visiting faculty
or offline & online workshop, there’s no looking back. Known for her uniqueness in every frame she captures, her work is frequently shared by popular
Instagram accounts and she has been also published in photography magazine, organised workshop,represented as Jury in all Karnataka engineer College fest.Apart from this she has been working on a personal project past two years in painting (Acrylic on canvas) and developing her own style of photography work.
She believes in teaching young minds with the balance of both art & commercial aspects. As this will give
them a strong foundation before entering the real market of Art world!
Faculty of IIP Academy
My journey as an interdisciplinary artist began with my training in painting at one of India’s premier fine- art institutions, the Delhi College of Art, Tilak Marg, New Delhi.
I completed my Master’s in fine- art from Nottingham Trent University and a post- graduate Diploma in Photography from the London College of Communication, London. In 2018, I concluded this journey, with a Ph.D from the
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, (United Kingdom) at the department of Media, Art and Technology.
My thesis was based on developing representational strategies in lens-based media, primarily working with digital formats that include video, photography
stop- motion animation and digital collage making. As an artist and researcher, I am exploring methodologies, by ways in which students and professionals with varying levels of experience, skills and cultural backgrounds can engage with and develop critical frameworks intrinsic to
developing an original body of work. Contemporary photographic practices have move beyond the pale where the photographer is only an observer of historic achievements, and the camera a passive recording device. Contemporary photographic practices have move beyond the pale where the photographer is only an observer of historic achievements, and the camera a
passive recording device.
Faculty of IIP Academy
Vinati Sehgal is an early career visual artist, working within the intersections of sociology and
visual arts. Her works stem from personal experiences coinciding with socio political themes
prevalent in the public sphere. With Bachelor in Fine Arts and Diploma in Documentary
Photography, she has forwarded her academic interests with an MA in Visual Sociology from
Goldsmiths College, University of London. Presently living in Delhi she is working towards a
career in artistic research practices.