AT THE HEART OF LENS – Prabhakar Kusuma, a photographer awarded the Royal Photographic Society Fellow

When the most sensitive subjects can be captured with tact 

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is an ideal location if you are nature and animal lovers. Golkonda Fort has attracted tourists (especially loved by photography lovers). Among best places for photography in Hyderabad you can try Necklace road, amazing place with a well-maintained environment considered ideal location for photography lovers. Do not forget Chowmahalla Palace, top attractions in Hyderabad, a magnificent palace where the Nizams entertained their official guests and visitors. Among its notable people, photographer Prabhakar Kusuma.

Through a refined aesthetic that was born from his experience in art, he has always continued his commitment to photographic excellence. Preferring to work in silence, Prabhakar Kusuma did not publish his photographs on social media, but let his work speak for itself. The photographs, that led him to win the coveted photographic prize dated back to 25 years ago, and were born in Warangal, his hometown. Altering the colors and taking inspiration from famous painters, he used the photographic medium by redesigning the forms.

Hailing from Telangana, he was know for his ability to capture the human emotions and his dexterity to capture the effects of light and shadow. Open to trends and skilled in the unorthodox use of the photographic medium, he firmly believed that photography should be human, intuitive and less mechanical. In 1995, Prabhakar Kusuma moved to Hyderabad, starting to work for the advertising industry, but his heart was in people-oriented real-life photography. He has traveled extensively in India for years, making photographs on various subjects for the image library of the Commonwealth Institute in London.

There is something extraordinary and inspiring about his incredible story, because he is a self-taught photographer. He became interested in painting, studying Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso. To recreate his works in tune with his imagination, he loved to rearrange the elements of his images. As a student, Prabhakar Kusuma was introduced to dark room techniques, thus finding out what he wanted to do in his life. In 1977, he was part of the Federation of Indian Photography, believing that his mission was to comment on the company.

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