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My Camera. My Companion.

February 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Meet | Feb 18 | 6:30 PM | State Youth Centre

Continuing with the series of Women Photographers, YPS is pleased to bring you a slideshow and talk by Ms. Hema Narayanan, Photojournalist & Writer. Ms. Hema Narayanan’s passion for photography is evident when we see her refer to her camera as her “Companion” than as a lifeless piece of equipment. With her great “Companion”, her Camera, Ms. Hema has chronicled ​compelling ​stories from across the world. ​In her talk, Ms. Hema will take us through ‘her journey’, giving a peek into ​how ​her passion for Pixels and Words, made her a Photojournalist and a Writer, how she experimented with ​different genres of Photography, from Travel, Street, Landscape, People, Interiors to Culture, Wildlife, Photojournalism and, of late,  Astro Photography. ​S​he will share ​her experiences and ​l​earnings​ on this path and also the ‘Transformations’ in the field of Photography.

After earning a Master’s Degree in engineering, Ms. Hema Narayanan worked in​ the​ IT and software ​development for ​many years. Often traveling for work, she began to pack a ​”​camera​”​ on her professional journeys, keeping a personal photo documentation of the places she was going​. Soon realising her underlying passion for camerawork​ (pixels) and travelogues (words)​, she made a New Year’s resolution in 2009 to give up her IT career in pursuit of her true​ photojournalistic​ ​and writing ​​​passion. She also finished as a graduate from New York Institute of Photography.

Today, Ms. Hema ​Narayanan ​is well-known as a Photojournalist whose works and words ar​e frequently published ​in ​renowned newspapers, ​portals and magazines, including National Geographic Traveler India, Discover India, The Hindu and Deccan Herald. Her works are also licensed with GETTY Images and Shutterstock. As a professional Photographer, she dons many roles, one of them being an Entrepreneur and Founder, of​ the company​ ​WIDER ANGLES. She is also a ​’Photography Mentor​’​ conducting ​photo ​workshops ​and ​walks in the city. Donning the role of a ​​’Photography Expedition Leader​’​she also leads aspiring photographers from India and abroad through ​many of her “Experience INDIA” Photo Journeys. As a professional photographer, she undertakes Commercial Photography, Philanthropic work and extensive Travel Writing.​


A Soul Tribute
Caves of Halong Bay, Vietnam
Masai Mara Village, Kenya
Moonscapes of Ladakh
North Pole Star – Star Trals
The Nirona Girl – Then & Now




February 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5
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Youth Photographic Society
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State Youth Centre (3rd Floor)
State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India
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