9 Indian Travel Photographers Giving Us Major Travel Goals

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed”

This quote by Annie Leibovitz precisely sums up how we feel about photography. Photography lets us travel the world, meet new people, and experience the natural wonders that nature has to offer- all within the comfort of sitting at our own homes. This wonder has been now brought to the tips of our fingers- where unusual and unique destinations await to be explored on Instagram. And if you thought these all are foreign destinations, you’re wrong- they are all in India! Here is a list of 9 Indian Travel Photographers on this World Photography Day that you need to follow on Instagram RN!

  1. Rufus Reynolds
    @the.ramukaka

 

2. Navaneeth Unnikrishnan
@navaneeth_unnikrishnan

 3. Hari Menon
@harimenon4u

 

4. Ashish Sulkh
@sulkh

 

5. George Koruth
@fotobaba

6. Ajay Menon
@ajaym7

#Cochin #love #clouds #monsoon #kerala #canon

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7. Neelima Vallangi
@neelimav

To write or not to write about Kashmir? . Two days ago I posted an ambiguous statement on my Instagram stories about this and many of you reached out [very politely if I may add- you guys are the best :)] to understand more.​ Here's the gist of all those conversations. . Well of course we should all write about Kashmir. The beauty of both the land and its people is incomparable​, and I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could​. What I meant was that the stories should be rooted in reality and not fantasy. Especially with Travel Writing, I have high expectations that we’re told real stories of beauty, hope, heartbreak and resilience, all of which we’ll abundantly experience in Kashmir. My tirade is against advertising style travel writing with flowery words and all good things, which rings as shallow especially considering the turbulent situation on ground. The lived experience of millions of Kashmiris shouldn’t be erased or ignored for the sake of tourism. Don’t you think it’d be ​rather egotistical of us to sing high praises of the landscape, how we had such a good time so​ on​ and so forth,​ ​and​ ​then​ ​ignore the​ ​plight of the​ ​​people​ ​altogether?​ At the same time, there's no need to don the fictional hat of a reporter and talk about the conflict. My only expectation is acknowledge hardship if you see it just the same way we would acknowledge kindness if it comes our way. . Travel Writing should​ inspire, yes, but also​ inform reality. Advertising should sell​​. Both are fine in their own place. I have a problem when advertising substitutes​​ travel writing. Which is​ ​most of our current travel writing ​​anyway, but it is jarring to see it happening with places of conflict and/or poverty. ​The caveat here is, this is ​purely ​my personal ​expectation from good travel writing. You are free to agree/disagree. ​​:)

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8. Aakash Naresh
@photosandpeace

9. Zaid Salman
@yourworldmylens

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