K A Suryaprakash
|Bachelor of Arts
Sri. Chayaratna K.A.Suryaprakash was born in Halebeedu, Hassan Dist. Karnataka, on June 26th, 1960. He has not allowed his age to dampen his photographic interest and even now he considers himself young as far as Photography with FOCUZ LENSMEN GUILD and YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY are concerned. Sri Suryaprakash graduated in Bachelor of Arts during 1981 and later served as Storekeeper for 5 years in YENKAY Industries. Thereafter, the creative artist in him prompted him to be a photographer, for another 25 years. In the meanwhile, he had taken the arduous task and founded FOCUZ LENSMEN GUILD along with a few other dedicated members for uplifting of the rural photographers. He is the Founder President of the GUILD. It was Mr. Surya who nurtured the culture of conducting regular workshops for photographers and which is continuing even now.
Mr. Surya is much interested in Art & Science of photography. He is not a mere snap shooter, he is a well known wildlife photographer and Naturalist too. With this he established a nature club ‘’eco focuz’’ which works for nature conservation movement activities. He has been on the panel of Jury for many state level salons conducted by many clubs across the state. He was also a working committee member and secretary of The Youth Photographic Society. He is a life member in YPS, and chairman of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Photographers India Chapter, member in Federation of Indian Photography and India International Photographic Council. He has always been a faculty member in several photography workshops conducted by various institutions such as Karnataka Photographers Association, Akhila Karnataka Video Photographer Association (AKVPA) etc. He is a permanent resource person in National Academy of RUDSETI (Rural Development & Self Employment Training Institute) founded by Dr. Shri D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Dharmastala and Deshpande Rudseti, Haliyala. With his rich contributions, more than twelve thousand candidates are well settled in photographic field all over Karnataka and he is very much proud of this. He was awarded in National and International salons. He bagged O.C. EDWARD Memorial Award for best mammal picture at Andhra Photographic Club, Vijayawada. He was conferred with “CHAYARATNA” Citation and honored for his tremendous contributions. He was awarded Lifetime Achievement in the field of photography on World Photographic Day 2007 by AKVPA. He was also awarded with The Certificate of Excellence for his Noteworthy Achievement in Photography in the year 2012 from Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt – Manthralayam.