“Even if it is a tragic image, I want to show it in a beautiful way. It should convey something to the people and it should be shot well.” These are the first words that photographer S.L. Shanth Kumar says to The Kochi Post. His passion for photography is evident in his words.
Mr. Kumar, who hails from Kollam district in Kerala, is the Principal Photo Journalist with the Times of India, Mumbai. He recently won the prestigious Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year- 2016, an award that every photographer dreams about.
Mr. Kumar’s joy tripled when American actor and producer Leonardo Di Caprio shared his award winning photograph on his Instagram page. As part of the award he won, Mr. Kumar would be given a one-year residence permit in the United Kingdom, to cover the major projects which come under Atkins.