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YPS Saturday Meet – Untold Stories in Stone

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Saturday Meet – Untold Stories in Stone

YPS Saturday Meet | May 21, Sat | 6:00 PM IST | State Youth Centre

Karnataka has a rich heritage of temple sculpture from the Chalukya to Wodeyar dynasty.  These temple sculptures tell us Stories in Stone.  The keen eyes of a photographer brings these magnificent stories to life!

Mr K S Srinivas brings forth to you the Untold Stories in the form of Shilpakala from Karnataka.

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About the Speaker

Mr. K S Srinivas AFIAP, ARPS

K S Srinivas was born in B Narayanapura, Bangalore, India. Right from his younger days, Srinivas was keen on photography as his career. At the age of 22 he started his own studio at K R Puram in Bangalore.

Though he began photography for his livelihood, soon due to deep concern for nature he took freelance photography and started sending his highly creative works to various national and international competitions and exhibitions. In a very short span of time he carved a niche for himself and won more than 30 national photography awards in addition to getting a gold medal in 2000. In recognition of his achievements in art photography the International Federation of Photographic Art, Luxembourg has chosen five of his photographs to be archived with them permanently and awarded him AFIAP in 2004. This award was his first international break and these five photos are Srinivas’s claims to fame.

Srinivas founded Focus Academy of Art Photography in 1996. He conducts wildlife photography tours and workshops. In 2017 he instituted the TNA Perumal Award in memory of his guru TNA Perumal. He was awarded Karnataka’s prestigious Lalitha Kala Academy Award. He was awarded with ARPS-Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, Great Britain in 2019 for his contribution in Natural History photography. He is a multifaceted artist, poet and freelance writer by hobby.

Highlights of Achievements:

  • Photographs exhibited all over India have bagged more than 20 awards and 40 Certificates of Merit in National Salons.
  • Was selected as one of the top ten photo exhibitors for National Photography Exhibition in India-2002
  • Served as General Secretary and Treasurer for the prestigious Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bangalore.
  • Served as Salon Chairman & General Secretary for National Salons
  • Received more than 10 awards in International Salon.
  • His photographs have been exhibited in Holland, Austria and Canada.
  • In 2004 he was awarded with the Prestigious Artist of Federation of International
  • Photographic Art (AFIAP) distinction by the Federation Internationale Del’ Art Photographique, Luxembourg.
  • Conducted several workshops for young photographers at places like Bangalore, Mysore, Chitradurga, Ranganatittu, Mandya, Bandipur, Nagarahole, Bellary, Hampi and other states of India.
  • In addition to being featured in popular dailies and periodicals his pictures have been published on cover pages. An article about birds called “Pakshi-Kashi” was published in a leading Kannada daily.
  • He has specialised in children and portrait photography.
  • In the year 2011 clicked the portrait of London Mayor Dr. Neeraj Patil for display in the Mayor’s office at Lambeth, London.
  • In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Lalitha Kala Academy Award presented by Government of Karnataka for outstanding contribution in Art Photography
  • He was awarded with ARPS-Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, Great Britain in 2019 for his contribution in Natural History Photography.

Follow him on Instagram – https://instagram.com/srinivas.ks.98


Language: Kannada/English

Covid Protocol for the event

While there are some relaxations to curfew times, we are still required to follow all the precautions that the Government of Karnataka has prescribed. Here are a list of protocols that the visitors must adhere to:

  • Persons attending should follow the Covid Appropriate Behavior prescribed by the Govt. of Karnataka. This includes social distancing and wearing of mask.
  • All visitors must pass the Thermal screening test done by YPS at the entrance.
  • We may have to ask visitors to wait to limit the number of people at the venue within permitted numbers.
  • We will not be able to admit accompanying children below the age of 18.
  • Persons visiting the hall must have completed both doses of vaccination.
  • Every visitor will also be asked to sign a Covid declaration before being admitted to the hall.

-YPS Executive Committee


May 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+5.5
Event Category:


Youth Photographic Society


State Youth Centre
State Youth Centre,Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India
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