Symbiosis School of Photography

INHOUSE FACULTY

Nithil Dennis

Designation :

Director

Qualification:

MSc. Electronic Media(Specialisation in films & cinematography), BSc. Visual Communication(Specialisation in photography), Diploma in Printing Technology (Specialisation In Digital Pre-Press)UGC-NET

Experience:

17 Years

Nithil Dennis has 17 years of combined experience in both academic and industry and holds a Degree in Visual Communication, specialising in Photography from Loyola College, Chennai and a Masters in Electronic Media, specialising in Film and television production from Anna University, Chennai. He also has a 3-year Diploma in Printing Technology. He is also a UGC-NET qualified Lecturer.

He is a qualified and experienced academician with 13 years of teaching experience in various specialisations of Photography & films. He has worked in leading educational Institutes holding various important positions and responsibilities. He has a strong sense of identifying photo stories. His research Interests are ‘Digital Storytelling through Images' and ‘Participatory approaches with the help of Digital Imaging Technologies and its uses in the representation of Ethnographic Communities in India’. He has been working extensively with ethnographic communities in Southern India as part of his Research. He has worked with leading photographers and filmmakers, which include International Award-winning Environment and Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Mike Pandey. He has directed and filmed two documentaries, which have been screened in International Film festivals. He has directed and photographed a documentary series ‘Unlocking Lives', an NDTV based show, with topics ranging from Tran sexuality, single women, gypsies, expats, male Bharatanatyam dancers and theatre personalities. He also has worked with leading Photographers in various advertising campaigns and has done an International Internship in Argentina as a photo and video journalist for a leading News Website based in Buenos Aires. He has experience in all spheres Visual production and communication and as an ardent photographer loves to travel and document various cultures, traditions landscapes and people.

Girish Sonalkar

Designation :

Assistant Professor

Qualification:

B.com, Certificate course in Photography

Experience:

26 Years

Girish Sonalkar has been teaching photography for 15 years. He has also assisted welknown commercial Photographers like Sandeep Mhatre, Rajeshwar Mande for 10 years

He has worked as guest lecturer with reputed schools and colleges he has immense experience in freelance Photography and digital printing. He is loved by students for his teaching expertise in product photography.

Sachin Chandane

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Master craftsman Diploma in professional photography and digital imaging.

Experience:

8 Years

Sachin was introduced to the beauty of captured moments even before he could hold a camera. His passion for photography was so strong that he learnt everything himself.

He has explored whole lot from lights and clothes to smallest details of camera. Richard Avedon and Gautam Rajadhyaksha influence him. Fashion and Fine Art Photography is his favorite and most explored area. Recent assignments have given him a chance to work with Pune's and Mumbai's most talented models, stylists, make-up artists and designers.

Shailesh Kotkar

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Master of Fine Arts

Experience:

25 Years

Shailesh Kotkar is Postgraduates as MFA ( App. Art ). He has 22 years of experience in the field of art and design.

He has worked on various national and international brands in the field of applied art, Photography, Digital postproduction and Interior design. He has 12 years of experience as lecturer with reputed international schools and art colleges in Mumbai and Pune. He has his expertise in Advertising design, Visual communication, Photography and Postproduction. He has conducted various workshops on art and craft for schools, colleges and Corporates.

Sagar Gotkhindikar

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts, Government Certified course in Photography from Pune, Diploma in Cinematography - Digital Academy, from Mumbai.

Experience:

25 Years

Over more than 25 years with Teaching assignments at Fergusson College, several workshops and seminars conducted nationally.

In 2010, have set up a Photography school for working & non working Professional Photographers where he delivers Basic and Advance Photography Course.

Since 1992, working as Freelance Professional Photographer for Various Advertising Agencies and Industries – (Atlas Copco, Thyssen Krupp Industries, Alfa Laval, Thermax India, Fashion, Rupali Fashion London, Bajaj Auto, Skoda, Mercedes Benz, Mahindra, Times of India, Sandvik, Asia, Tata etc)

Apart from National, has handled International assignments in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, London, Scotland, USA.


Amit Bhandare

Designation :

Teaching Associate

Qualification:

Diploma in Applied Art( Commercial Art ), Specialization photography, Raheja School of Arts

Experience:

13 Years

Graduate in Commertial Art from L. S Raheja School of Arts, Specialized in Photography. Graducation has helped him lot in creating concepts for photography.

He is a Professional Photographer with experience of 14 years in Product, Food, Architectural &; Infants Photography. He has worked for various Magzines, advertising agencies, Direct Clients & Architects. He has 6 years of experience as lecturer with reputed international school and art colleges in Mumbai. He has also conducted various workshops on Photography For International school & colleges.