when he was in delhi college of art, manoj kumar jain
decided to join a few artists for a month-long expedition
to the north east of india. one of his professors suggested
that he shoot a few pictures while he was there. manoj,
who had no experience of photography, had to borrow
money to buy a camera. he learned how to operate it during
the trip and thus started his journey as a photographer.
the pictures he took during the trip were so impressive
that the college of art instituted a photography award
and honoured manoj as the first winner.
today, he is an experienced lensman who has travelled
far and wide and whose repertoire covers human stories,
famous portraits, conceptual still life and advertising
campaigns. throughout his work, his distinct eye and
unique way of storytelling shines through. manoj’s work
has been exhibited in various prestigious shows and
is part of numerous collections in india and abroad.
he currently lives in noida, close to new delhi.