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The only member of the
International League of Conservation Photographers (www.ilcp.com) from
India, An Associate of Royal Photographic Society (ARPS), England and an Artiste, Federation
Internationale de lArt Photographique (AFIAP), Balan Madhavan is the
winner of the United Nations (UNEP) photography Award, 1992. Plus around
150 awards in various All India Photographic Salons and Contests, that
is, till he stopped competing almost a decade ago. He lives with his
family in Thiruvananthapuram and can be reached on email@example.com.
By Prema Manmadhan.
Published: September 5, 2010 18:07 IST
A symphony in black
and white is the centrepiece of Balan Madhavan's show, Songs of Silence
on at Durbar Hall Art Gallery. I have just made the photo black
and white, that's all. I DO NOT use Photoshop, says Balan,
answering the curious viewers' quizzical doubts, as to whether
Photoshop has come to his aid, in all these photographs on canvas.
Balan featured in Jade Magazine Green Issue
June 2010 -
A banker ventures into the wild -
By Tanya Abraham First Published : 24 Oct 2009
09:29:00 AM IST -
Even his camera case is of camouflage material. It is as if
he was born to photograph nature. He seems literally to breathe
nature. He is passionate about conservation, literally wanting to
shake them to ask, Why is nature being treated this cruelly?
Blame it on
the Bisons -
By Balan Madhavan in Indian Express 07 Oct 2009 01:16:00
AM IST - The recent tragic mishap at Thekkady is one incident that would
haunt everyone for a while. As a regular visitor to the Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary, Balan has always come back with fond memories of
the spectacular show of nature and wildlife.
Yucatan RAVE -
Visual Expedition) in Mexico - In July 2009, the
International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) began
their 7th Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) to the Yucatan
Peninsula. Fellow and National Geographic contributing photographer
Brian Skerry to Isla Holbox off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula
in Mexico to photograph the migrating Whale Sharks as the first
installment of the Yucatan Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition
(RAVE). Balan is
the only photographer from the whole of Asia to participate in this photo
Balan in Yucatan RAVE - click here
Nature through the Seasons -
By Mathew Thottungal 15/01/2008 17:30:00 PM
IST - While becoming a professional nature photographer is
simple, but remaining one is a different ball game altogether. And
for Kerala-based Balan Madhavan, it was a natural progression;
having spent most of his childhood observing nature and being
constantly inspired by its visual beauty. However, his images are
more often than not inspired by an ecological principle or
conservation issues as they are by aesthetics!