Jagdish Agarwal, Founder, Dinodia Photo Library

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Founder, Dinodia Photo
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Introduction Agarwal was born in Dinod, Haryana on July 26, 1948. He completed a photography course at Mumbai’s Indo American Society in 1969 under Professor P.K.M. Pillai and went on to win the first prize in the class and annual contest. The next year he won the Indian Railways’ All-India Photography Contest and then pursued further training with advanced photography courses at the School of Modern Photography in New York via post. His first photograph was published in 1971 in The Asia Magazine, Hong Kong and distributed weekly to ten Asian countries; it was the first of over 1000 photographs published locally and abroad. He was one of the few photographers in the country to have hundreds of photos published annually. It was in the 1970s that he first contributed to the stock photography business by sending his pictures to 30 libraries worldwide. Agarwal began the first professional picture agency in India, Dinodia Photo Library, in 1987. 1989 when the American Society of Media Photographers carried out an international survey, Dinodia made history as the only photo library listed between Rome and Hong Kong.
Interests photographer, photography editor, photography teacher, vastu consultant, art gallery, fine art photography, photography guide
Favorite Movies Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Music Old hindi songs.
Favorite Books Walking in the footsteps of the Buddha, Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh.