Photographer | Analyst | TEDx Speaker

 

From North Bengal | Currently in Delhi/NCR

jaithakur0787@gmail.com

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Jai Thakur is an Independent Photographer from India. His practice investigates the conflicts that exist within society and within himself, as well as the connection between the two. He works as a Research Analyst during the day, and in his spare time, he practices photography. He has been a member of Diversify Photo since 2022.

For his efforts in raising awareness about river conservation, he was awarded 'Water Hero' by Govt. of India and appeared in the MX Player web series "Express Yourself". He received a grant from Sahapedia for his work on the Potters Community of Delhi. He has been assigned as an Olympus Mirrorless Cameras Mentor since 2020. Jai has been on the jury panel of several national and international photographic competitions, including the New York, London, Muse and European Photography Awards.

​His work has been published in magazines and books like Picture of the Year Asia, FotoNostrum, National Geographic, HIPA Annual Book, Dodho, Indian Photo Arts, Better Photography, India Times, Deccan Herald, 121Clicks, Sahapedia, Street Photography India Book, and others.

Grants & Awards 

2022                       
2021 & 2016         
2021                     
2021 & 2016         
2021                     
2020                      

2020                      

2020                     

2020 & 2019         

2019                    

2016-2020             
2020                      
2018                     
2016-2018             

2018                      

Picture of the Asia Awards - Finalist
Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) - Winner
London International Creative Competition - Winner
Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)  - Winner

Photo Cinematica "Photo of the Year 2020" - Nominee
National Geographic (Annual Contest) - Winner

Water Heroes Award by Govt. of India   - Winner

HIPA (Water - Season 9)  - Finalist

Sony All India Corporate Photography Contest - Winner

Grantee of Sahapedia Frames Grant 

International Photography Awards - Hon. Mention
One Eyeland Award - Finalist  
The Paris Photo Prize (P×3) - Winner  
Monochrome Photography Awards - Hon. Mention 
Photographers Forum's Magazine Spring Awards - Finalist

Exhibitions - Group Shows

2021               

2021   

2020

2020 & 2019

2018

2016 

2015   

2014

2013 

2013                  

24 Hour Project at Erste Reihe, Hamburg Gallery, Germany & Idea Gallery, Iran
Monsoon Photo Exhibit - Digital Exhibition on Artburt by Olympus Cameras
AIFACS 13th All India Photo Exhibition - AIFACS Delhi

All India Corporate Photography Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Ras Se Bana Banaras - The Stainless Gallery

Where the road leads  - Lalit Kala Academy  

Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Art Exhibition - AIFACS  

NiceFoto DPC - India Habitat Centre  

NiceFoto Jaipur Chapter DPC - Jawahar Kala Kendra  

10th Jeevika: Asia Documentary Festival - India Habitat Centre

Shortlisted

2022

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

'Working From Memory' workshop by Photo South Asia/Murthy Nayak Foundation

Chobi Mela - New Waves of Documentary, Practice as Research (A collaboration between Pathshala and the VII Academy) 

'Crafting a compelling visual narrative' by Indian Photo Festival

Portfolio Review - ​World Photography Organisation

Portfolio Review - Tarzeer Pictures

Portfolio Review - Art Chain India

City Experience Festival - Curation Team

2019

2019

2019

Ras Se Bana Banaras - India Habitat Centre

Andaz-e-Agra - The Stainless Gallery  

Hum -Fida-e-Lucknow - The Stainless Gallery 

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