Prema Kakade is an artist by nature having dabbled professionally in forms of art like Batik, Tanjore and Mysore paintings. These pieces of art have reached innumerable countries through the prestigious Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation.
Since childhood she was exposed to photography by her uncle, E Hanumantha Rao, the renowned wildlife photographer, but only in 2015 did she take to photography passionately.
Since then, there has been no looking back. Photography to her is not only an extension of her art form, but goes much deeper as a meditative media. It not only has brought her much closer to nature in all its glory but given her a new purpose of showcasing it through her lens, the way she sees it. Her joy in photography lies in bringing in awe and joy in those who see her work.
Through her work she hopes to bring in a sense of appreciation, care, and love for nature.
Being an avid traveler her interest in photography includes various genres like pictorial, nature, wild life, macro and travel.
She is an active member of Youth Photographic Society, Bangalore, India and is currently one of the Directors in its Executive Committee.
Photography has given back much more to her, in the form of National and International exhibition acceptances and awards from over 24 countries.
AFIAP by Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique
AFIP by Federation of Indian Photography.
To name a few of the prestigious awards:
Award in Tourism contest of Karnataka in 2017,
FIAP gold medal for Travel section in 2018
Best Portfolio in Art Photography from State Lalit Kala Akademi, Uttar Pradesh 2016-17
Prema Kakade earned her cMoL Distinction in the month Feb 2019.