Sudharak Olwe, photographer
Sudharak Olwe a Mumbai based photojournalist, has tried to document the changes and afflictions in society over the years.
In 1999-2000 he was the recipient of the National Foundation Media Fellowship in India. The following year, World Press photo chose him as the only photographer from India to be invited to exhibit his work at World Press Photo exhibition held in Amsterdam for his stories on gender and the environment. In 2004 he published his first book, "Spirited Souls: Winning Women of Mumbai" (Samay Books) and in 2005 he was honored with the prestigious All Roads Photographers Award from National Geographic.This included an exhibition in Washington, D.C. of his work on Conservancy workers of Mumbai In the year 2006 he was the brand ambassador for Manfrotto and his work on Conservancy workers was exhibited and catalogued by them to create social awareness. . Also in the year 2006 he participated at an exhibition 'India in Colour and its vibrancy' for Indian photographers at the photography society of Japan as part of the festival on India in Japan. Besides this he was one of the 23 photographers to participate in the Another Asia Exhibition for photographers from South and South-East Asia at Noorderlicht festival at Fries museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands in 2006. While in 2007 he published a book in for the National Foundation for India profiling prominent Indian non-governmental organization. . And this year, he along with German photographer Helena Schätzle showcased their images together in the exhibition"coloured worlds", the Indian world seen through the eyes of a German, and the German world seen through the eyes of an Indian. His work on 'Improving maternal health among tribal people in India' was also published this year in the world press photo: New stories
Over the years his work has been exhibited and published around the world.