Selvaprakash Lakshmanan is an independent photographer, mostly based in Bangalore and Chennai, India.
His work has been published internationally, including in The New York Times, NYT Lens Blog, Der Spiegel, Forbes, Fortune, OZY, Outlook Traveler, OPEN Magazine, Asian Geo, New Internationalist, and several leading newspapers and magazines in India. He is a contributing photographer at Redux Pictures and Getty Global assignment. A recipient of the 2007 Paris Match Award, Selvaprakash’s work has been recognized internationally. In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship to attend the TPW Changing Idea Workshop. In 2008, he won the India Press Photo Award and participated and exhibited images at the PourIInstant 15th Young Visual Artist Residency Programme in Niort-France.
Selvaprakash is a recipient of the prestigious Robert Bosch Art Grant (2009-2010), and the NFI National Media fellowship 2011-2012. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the World photojournalism Festival in China (2008), Singapore International Photo Festival (2008) (SIPF), Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia (2010), Photovisa International Photo Festival, Russia (2010), Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (2011), Delhi Photo Festival (2011), Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria (2011), United Art Fair (2012), JAPF (2015), Meeting of the young International photographers, Niort, France (2016), Verzasca FOTO Festival, Switzerland (2016), and Landskrona Foto (2019) in Sweden.
Selvaprakash was the Grand Prix Winner at the MAN AND SEA Photography Competition at the II International Festival of Photography Photovisa in Krasnodar, Russia (2010). His works were displayed at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, and the Time and Space gallery.
Early on in his career, Selvaprakash worked as a staff photographer for Dinamalar, a national Tamil daily newspaper in Chennai, India. He also had stints as Chief Photographer at Dinakaran, DNA, and TimeOut Magazine.