National Academy Award winning photographer André Jeanpierre Fanthome, has been travelling the world and capturing it in his camera since 1999.
For Fanthome every photograph is a deliberate and often an emotionally charged reaction. He is a photographer of the old school, believing that every photograph carries with it a responsibility, not to the viewer, but to the moment being captured.
His first photographs came off a Zenith 122 in 1999 while he was still an undergraduate at St. Stephen’s College. Since then, he has travelled to 30 countries spread over 5 continents, capturing images all over the globe.
His work has been recognised for its poetry, its vivid colours, composition and its stark depiction of the unvarnished truth. In 2009 he was awarded the ‘National Academy Award for Visual Art’ by the National Lalitkala Academy – becoming, at 27, one of the youngest to receive this National Honour.
Fanthome loves to teach photography and give youngsters an opportunity to discover the power and excitement of the medium, something he discovers afresh every time he points his lens in a new direction.