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Arko Datta 
Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the 'Picture of the Year' at the World Press Photo 2004, Arko Datta has extensively covered news and sports across the world for the last two decades, which includes wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Kargil conflict, summer Olympics, cricket world cups, to name a few. His work has regularly appeared in most of the leading news papers and magazines like The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Time magazine, Newsweek, The Economist etc. Arko started his career at The Indian Express and since than has worked for The Telegraph, AFP and Reuters.
Tarun Vachhar
Fashion Photographer
Tarun, a Mass Media Graduate from Mumbai, is a people’s person and rightly as his profession demands him to be one. He specialized in Advertising as his chosen field in Mass Media, and ended up capturing real frames for commercial advertisements soon after.

After college graduation, he toyed with Event Management for a brief time and excelled in it, owing to his creative and rational skills. As a young professional, he liked to be his own boss and soon took up the idea of learning professional photography. He then graduated from a reputed photography institute from Mumbai, and made his way into the ‘Real World’

Tarun has managed his versatility with varying subjects and contexts. He experimented and delivered noteworthy shots in Fashion and Advertisements by catering to an ever growing client base.

Anuja Jain
Commercial Photographer (product & potraiture)
Anuja started her career at the age of 19 as a professional photographer. She worked under professional photographer for couple of years to enlighten herself with knowledge in Photography. Since the year 2003 she formed her own company Fotograffitti Productions where she conducts Photo-shoots for models and actors to build their portfolio, and products photo-shoot for advertising purpose. Designing of Photo-books, Photo wallpaper, Photo art work for interiors and exteriors is also a part of Fotograffitti. Anuja has also proven her expertise in the field of training and she has won strong reputation amongst students and institutes imparting Photography.

Anuja has been conducting regular courses and workshops on Photography for creating a band of professional photographers from schools and colleges over the past twelve years. Ms. Anuja Jain has been a leading advertising professional and herself has been a dedicated photographer and trainer. She has conducted sessions for NSHM, iLEAD, Wigan and Leigh, NIFT, Jadavpur University, Calcutta Boys, Agrasain Balika Shiksha Sadan and has travelled to Pune, Chhatisgarh and Bhuwaneshwar over the years to conduct Photography Courses and Workshops.

HEN India (woman entrepreneur group) organisations for whom she regularly conducts workshops on Photography., As a mentor in the eastern zone for Canon India she gave lectures and conducted special workshops for EOS Academy (Canon).

Anuja was awarded as “Jain Ranta” (jewel from the Jain Community in Kolkata 2015) by the Governor of West Bengal Shri Kesri Nath Ji Tripathy. 

Fawzan Hussain 
Fawzan Hussain is a photojournalist, a creative artist, teacher and an organic farmer. A self taught photographer, key projects of his oeuvre haas been widely exhibited and published in Indian and abroad. With over 24 years of experience as a photo journalist, his pictures have found space in publications like The New York  Times, TIME, The London Telegraph, GEO, Gentleman Magazine - Italy, Epoca Negocios, South China Post, AP and Asia Week.

He obtained post graduate degree in Journalism from Bombay school of Journalism. He then joined Mid-Day Publication where he got exposed to the nuances of documentary photograph that later became his forte. He later joined India's leading magazine ' India Today' and worked for more than a decade traveling all over India on assignment.

In 1992 he had his first solo show and eight shows and 12 group exhibitions have followed since. His permanent collection can be viewed in The Museum of Fine Art- Houston, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, The Park hotel, Bangalore and few selected industrial houses and several private homes in India. His work is represented by Tasveer in India. Recently he released a coffee table book ‘Between  Bombay and Mumbai”. 

Bharat Mirchandani
Commercial Photographer - Food, People & Wedding
Bharat started shooting life on the streets of Mumbai in the early 80’s armed with an Olympus OM 1 and 3 lenses in the Cartier Bresson tradition, he shot life in the city from dawn to dusk. After learning processing and printing he set up his own darkroom and started working on his portfolio. In a career spanning over 3 decades he has worked for Mumbai’s leading Ad agencies, for clients like Bombay Dyeing, Formica, Safari, Suzuki, Sundrop, The Oberoi, The Leela, Holiday Inn etc. and his passion for street photography still remains, he still roams the streets of Mumbai for that elusive great shot.

Ten years ago a student of his asked him to shoot her wedding, it was his 1st wedding, but the experience got him hooked and he has been shooting weddings ever since.

Bharat also does food photography and other commercial photography shoots.
Kinnari Gaikwad
Wedding Photographer

At the tender age of  16 when the other kids were still busy deciding what to do with their lives, Mumbai based Kinnari Gaikwad, out of her passion for art, started learning Photography. By the time she was 18, she had already started working with some of the big brands namely Citywalk Shoes, P.C. Jewelers and a lot more.

In the year 2012, while planning for a friends wedding, she had a spark in her mind and thought why not change the typical style of wedding photography and do something new and path breaking. This was the dawn of The Wedding’s wing of Various Vision Venture.

Over the last few years her work has been recognized by Better Photography and various well known award bodies. In the year 2015 , she  was featured on Yaari Dostii Shaadi hosted by Anita Dongre on the channel NDTV GOODTIMES.

Now working in the wedding scene for about 4 years and covering hundereds of brides and grooms and freezing the amalgam of emotions in her camera’s sensor, Kinnari is here to share her secrets of being a better and a lovable wedding photographer. 

Tunali Mukherjee
Lifestyle & Fashion Photographer 
Tunali Mukherjee, is a freelance photographer based in Mumbai. She began her career with Hindustan Times, Mumbai where she shot everything ranging from daily news to sports and fashion. She then moved on to shooting for magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, etc. Her works been featured in Better Photography and Beautiful People as well. In 2008, she won the Silver prize for Best Spot News photography at the IFRA Asia Media Awards. She was part of the Young Asian Photographer's workshop conducted in Cambodia in 2008. In 2009, she won the Ibibo iFashion Photographer award for fashion photography. She was part of the Fair trade exhibition held in Kolkatta by the Drik Photo Agency. Her photographs have been published in magazines in UK and Europe, and her pictures were exhibited in a museum in Scotland as well.
Currently, she teaches photography to B.M.M. students at K.C. College and regularly shoots and writes for Midday, Femina, Sports Illustrated, Harpers Bazaar, etc.
Aman Sharma
Sports and Wedding Photographer
With 18 years of photography under his belt, Aman has covered a vast and a diverse range of photographic assignments. He has been one of the country’s finest sports photographers for last fifteen years, covering several Cricket World cups, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, IPL and many more. Aman has brought in his skills of fast and candid shooting into wedding photography too.
While Aman’s images show a natural style of Wedding Imagery, he has a good understanding of the rituals and ceremonies that come with every wedding  and most importantly the needs of the client.

For the last five years, Aman has been working out of Brisbane, Australia.




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"Udaan" as the name suggests was an important tool in shaping the creative minds of all those who has the passion and zest for photography...Nisreen

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Udaan aims to add wings to your dreams
in photography, irrespective of your final destination with your camera. That one thing that binds the student of Udaan is - passion for photography, and that's what inspires even the tutors at the school. Every student of Udaan, whatever be his
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