V Madhusudana D Rao
Madhusudana developed his interest in photography during his school days, looking at and admiring the beautiful nature images published in the local newspapers and magazines, by the renowned photographers of his state Karnataka in India. He started his journey of photography as a hobby, with the first film SLR camera he bought from his savings after joining a multinational technology company for work. Couple of years later he attended a Basic Photography Workshop conducted by Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru and that helped him learn the principles of photographic art. Immediately after that he became a member of YPS, one of the oldest and reputed photographic clubs in India.
He started sending his entries to the National level salons conducted by his club Youth Photographic Society. Acceptances of his works in National and International salons, both in print and digital format, started in the year 2011 after shifting to the Digital SLR camera. He has won a few awards in the National and International salons and in the State level and Club level photo contests. His photographic works have been exhibited so far in international salons held in 24 countries.
The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) conferred on him, the distinction of Artiste – Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP) in the year 2013.
The Master of Light Photographic Association (MoLPA) conferred on him, the distinction of Competitive Master of Light (c MoL) in March 2019.
Madhusudana is associated with the following reputed photographic organizations:
• Youth Photographic Society (YPS), Bengaluru, India as a Life Member
• Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), as a Life Member and thus, of International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP)
• Photographic Society of America (PSA) as a Member
Madhusudana has been volunteering in organizing the photography salons. He was a member of the organizing committee of 17th FIAP Nature Biennial World Cup held in Bengaluru, India in the year 2014. He has worked as an organizing team member of the YPS All India and International salons. He was also part of the team that conducted the art and photography exhibition in the organization he works for.