BIO- DATA Name: Upendra Upadhyay Birth: 7th Nov. 1968, Baster, C G India Hobbies: Fine art, Nature and Wildlife Photography. Profession: Corporate Assignments & Fine Art Photography. Address: “Rasgulla House” Geeta Bhawan Road, Indore (M.P.) 452001 INDIA Tel: +91-731-2498048, Cell: +91-98260-64646. Email: email@example.com Website: www.upendraupadhyay.com HONOUR & RECOGNITION • Fellowship in Nature Photography by the Federation of Indian Photography Kolkata INDIA. • As an Artiste recognized by the Federation Internationale de l’ Art Photographique (The International Federation of photographic Art) France. • PSA Top slide Exhibitor 2010 by special invitation of Photographic Society of America. • Member of Indian team that won the Silver in the 14th Nature Biennial FIAP WORLD CUP-Nature print section in SPAIN in the year 2008. • Platinum Star Exhibitor of the India International Photographic Council, New Delhi. • Won 70 National and International awards and exhibited more than 1000 Fine Art Visuals across the world. • Judged Various National & International Photography Competition in India last 10 years. • Done Various Presentations of Nature & Fine art Photography in Schools, colleges, Artists camps, Clubs & Photographic Societies of India. AWARDS (SINCE 1999) • 2009: Best Portfolio Awarded By State Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow, U.P. INDIA. • 2008: “Fellowship” Awarded in Nature by Federation of Indian Photography Kolkatta • 2007: Awarded on the 20th National Photo Contest ” Sprit of Independent India” by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, New Delhi. • 2007: Tribal Photographer of the year Award by VANNYA, Ministry of Tribal Welfare, State Government of Madhya Pradesh. • 2006: Awarded in Monochrome print by PERSONA, in 1st National Salon in Kolkata. • 2005: Individual Selector’s Award (Roger Hance) RPS Silver Medal on Çolour Slide Titled “Peeping” by The Royal Photographic Society, of Great Britain (U.K.). • 2005: The First Prize awarded “Purple Lotus in Action” By Better Photography Magazine “Photographer of the year” “FLOWER” Photo Contest, Mumbai. • 2005: Best Nature Slide Award Titled “Topi with young one” in 4th BPC all India Contest Belgaum, Karnataka. • 2004: The First Prize in Nature Print Titled - “Topi with young one” 8th NEPA All India Guwahati. • 2003: Award for Best Animal living together in 54th All India Salon organized by PSI Mumbai. • 2002: Award for Nature print titled ‘Frog Family’ in the 23rd All India Salon organized by Lucknow Camera Club. • 2001: Bronze Medal in Colour Print Titled -“Living in Harmony in Chinese Photographers Association Beijing, CHINA. • 2000: The First Prize a in Nature Print Titled - “Frog Family” Inter Club photo Contest by Federation of Indian Photography, Kolkata. • 2000: Special Contemporary Award in Color Slide Titled- “Land of Mandu” by Youth Photographic Society, Banglore. • 1999: Highly Commended Award, Titled “Joy of Freedom” by the Common Wealth Photographic Awards, Great Britain (U.K.). EXHIBITIONS (SINCE 1999) • 2015. “Vibrant Colours of Bhagoria” Solo Exhibition of Fine art Photography at Jehangir art gallery Mumbai. • 2014. “Spiritual Expedition” A photo art Exhibition in “Index” International Interiors & Design Event BCC Mumbai. • 2014. “Spiritual Expedition” Solo Exhibition of Fine art Photography in International Yog Seminar at Kalidas Academy Ujjain. • 2013. “Photon Galaxy” A photo art Exhibition with Indian society of Lighting Engineers M.P. State Centre held at football Ground GSITS Indore. • 2012. “Lyrical Landscapes” Solo Exhibition of Fine art Photography at Nehru Centre, Worli Mumbai. • 2011. “Visual Vibrations” Solo Exhibition of Fine art Photography on the Occasion of world Photography Day at Preetamlal Dua Kalavithika, Indore. • 2010: “SPANDAN” A Photo Art Paintings Solo Exhibition at West Zone Cultural Centre Udaipur. • 2010: “SPANDAN” A Photo Art Paintings Exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi. • 2009: “SPANDAN” A Photo Art Paintings Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. • 2007: “Visual Variations” Photography as an art form through slide show Presentation in Youth Photographic Society Banglore. • 2005: “Visual Variations” Photography as an art form through slide show Presentation at Emerald Heights International School (Rau) Indore. • 2005: “Visual Variations” Photography as an art form through slide show Presentation at Genius Temple Indore. • 2003: “Visual Variations” Photography as an art form through slide show Presentation in 8th National Art Festival at Kalavart Nyas Ujjain. • 2003: “Visual Variations” Solo Exhibition of Fine art Photography by Upendra Upadhyay At Dev Lalikar Kala Vithika Indore. PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS • Photography Tours: National Parks & Bird Sanctuaries of India & South Africa for Nature and Wild life Photography. Travel Photography in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Sri Lanka. • Fairs - Festivals of Rural & Tribal India for Cultural Photography. • Nine Valleys Adventurous Expedition with Lahaul-Spiti of Himalaya for Landscape Photography. • Number of tours across the country for rural and urban life, Nature and Fine Art Photography.