Thirumalai Ganesh Sheerapathi, APSNJ, FRSPS, SPSA, AFIAP, c***MoL, FICS, HIUP
Art is a Universal language understood and enjoyed by mankind from the beginning of time. Of the many forms of Art, photography is no different from poetry, literature or those that depict time. Born in Pondicherry, Thirumalai grew up in surrounding rich with flora and fauna, became a Nature lover.
At the age of 35 he joined Shutter Bugs Creative Forum in Dubai and learned Photography from his mentor Mr. Mohammed Arfan Asif. With his guidance Thirumalai made quality images that gave him happiness and satisfaction. He participated in over 700 international salons recognized by Federation of Indian Photography(FIP), Federation of Internationale de L’art Photographique(FIAP), Photographic Society of America (PSA),Global Photographic Union (GPU), International Union of Photographers China (IUP), Image Colleague Society (ICS), Image Sans Frontiere (ISF), Master of Light (MOL) and won over 70 awards. Apart from MoL Gold, PSA Gold, FIAP Gold and several Ribbons, his work has been exhibited in over 50 countries.
As an active member of Shutterbugs Creative Forum based in Dubai, Thirumalai has conducted many online photography sessions and during the pandemic, he was able to help members conduct online judging of many competitions including PSA Interclub competitions. For his efforts to promote the photographic community, he was recognized by The Image Colleague Society, International of USA, and awarded HON.FSWAN.
Thirumalai’s quest to quality image making will continue in times to come. A teacher by profession he uses photography as a medium to bring his students closer to nature and inspire them to appreciate God’s creation.