Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Harikrishna Katragadda graduated with a masters degree in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. He interned with Steve McCurry in New York during the summer of 2004 and was a teaching assistant at the International Center of Photography between 2004-2006. He relocated to New Delhi to join as a staff photographer with the daily business newspaper Mint between 2006-2009.
He has travelled widely to document isolated communities and development initiatives of NGOs. His work was awarded by the Indian Habitat Center Photoshpere (2016), Media Foundation of India (2014), National Foundation for India (2012) and The Poynter Institute (2003). Hari's photographs have been exhibited and screened at the Goethe Institute 2011, India Habitat Centre 2013, Delhi Photo Festival 2013, Angkor Wat Photo Festival 2014, BITUME PHOTOFEST 2015 and the Photo Kathmandu 2015. His photographs have appeared extensively in print and online publications including Fountain Ink, India Today, Caravan, Vanity Fair (Italy), Vogue (India), Stern, Geo, Missio Aktuel, Internazionale, Greenpeace and BBC. Fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu, Hari is based in Mumbai and is available for assignments worldwide.
2016 - India Habitat Photosphere, 2014 - 1st Prize, Photo Essay, 2012 - Visual Journalism Grant, 2005 - Special Recognition, 2003 - Visual Journalism Fellowship, 2017 - Focàs India-Scotland Award , 2017 - Bob Books Photobook Award, Runners up
- Breaking news
Malana is a small isolated village in the Himalayas in India. This village is mainly known for its cannabis fields and hashish. The village faces an increasingly losing battle against the onslaught of power projects in the Himalayan region.
Clients: BBC, Fountain Ink, India Today