JURYInternational Photography Awards

Photography Awards 2019

Girish Mistry


Girish Mistry started his career in photography in 1980 and is a veteran photographer and photo educator. He is the founder and head of the Shari Academy of Professional Photography and Digital Imaging.



About Girish Mistry


Girish Mistry’s photography career spans nearly 4 decades. He studied his Art and Science from the USA. He was the first Indian photographer to introduce front projection technology successfully in the fashion and advertising field. He is a Mentor/Ambassador/Expert, for Sony India, Zeiss, Epson, Platinum Partner for Manfrotto and Gitzo. He also is an Ex Guest Editor, Times Journal of Photography. TOI publications. He conducted many workshops for Kodak India, Canon, regional photography associations and Aiptia, pan India. He has been a guest faculty at the premier Art Colleges of India. Currently, he is the Dean of The Shari Academy of Professional Photography and Digital Imaging, the only Silver Jubilee photography school in India.




1987, 1989, 1991 & 1993: Participated in Member's exhibition organized by AIPA of India - West.


1990: One man show, Introduced Photosurrealism for the first time at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.


1991: One man show, An Exhibition of experimental photography (Photosurrealism) at Piramal Art Gallery, N.C.P.A., Mumbai.


1993: Exhibition " Aspects of Creative Photography", at Max Mueller Bhavan Photo Gallery, New Delhi.

Prints retained as a permanent exhibit by Max Mueller, New Delhi.


1995: International photo exhibition of the Group of 64, Holland. Only two participants were invited from India for this exhibition.

Prints retained as a permanent exhibit of the Group of 64, Holland.



1991: Sanman patra by The Panchal Seva Samaj, Mumbai.


1995: Sanman Patra at the hands of Palak Mantri Shri. Chandrakant Khaire at Aurangabad organized by Aurangabad Photographers Association.


Sanman Patra by the Orange City Photographers Association. Nagpur.


1997: Athithi Visesh, Sanman Patra by Kala Gurjari, Mumbai.


1998: Athithi Visesh, Sanman Patra by Jagdalpur Photographers Association, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh


2003: In appreciation to valuable contribution for the art of photography by the hand of Shri Chhagan Bhujbal and Shri Anil Deskmukh, AIPTIA and Pan India Network


2010: Recognised as Maha People of Maharashtra. IMB, Times of India, on the Golden Jubilee of the State of Maharashtra.



2012: ‘Hall of Fame’ by St. Xavier's Boys Academy by Alma Matter.


2012: 3 times winner of “10 Most Influential People in Photography Industry”

Award from Asian Photography.