Dr. Shivji Joshi
Dr.Shivnarayan Joshi, also lovingly known as “Shivji” was born in 1943 and is currently based out of Jodhpur. He is an M.A. in Philosophy, Gold Medallist, and a Ph.D. He was also the Professor & Head of the Department of Philosophy, at J.N.V. University Jodhpur. He did a doctoral thesis on “A Critical Study of Dualism” and wrote a book on “A Cricique of Indian Dualism”, published over 50 research papers, and articles, and guided 19 doctoral research scholars for Ph.D.
Known as one of the best photographers in India, he has over 250 awards with many Gold medals bagged in various international exhibitions. More than 900 of his photographs are also accepted in National & International Photography Salons(Competitions). His name has also been mentioned in Great Picture Contest 1998 and Popular Photography, U.S.A.2000.
He was conferred by the Artist Federation of International Art of Photography in1990, as Hon.FIP, Hon.Fellow by Andhra Pradesh Photography Akademi (Hon.FAPA),Hon.ECPA, Hon. FPAC, Hon.SOP, and Hon. PESGSPC.
Shivji has been facilitated by Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Akademy, and Bikaner Photojournalist Association. His photographs have been published in Photography Year Book, England (1989,90,91,92,98,2000,2002), Popular Photography U.S.A., Practical Photography England, Amateur Photographer, Practical Photography, England. Popular Photography USA, Amateur Photographer England, Pentax Family Magazine, Australian Camera Craft, FIAP Biennia. His some pictures published in a special issue of National Geographic Magazine and in Educational Books of National Geographic Magazine. His pictures are also published in the calendar of NIKON in 2010.
He has also had 30 shows of color slides and digital images including at the MIT Cambridge, USA, and Singapore, PSI Mumbai, Niharika, Ahmedabad, L-N-L Dhanbad, IDS Jaipur, and Bikaner, CCI Indore, and Jabalpur, Marwar Festival Jodhpur, BHU Varanasi, ECPA Kolkata, Camarena Kolkata, and many major cities of India. His print exhibition was also showcased at Varanasi FIP Convention 2014.
As he specializes in Desert Photography, and he has popularized Desert Photography among leading Photographers of India. He has conducted many Desert workshops. He was also invited as a mentor in many Desert and Pictoirial Workshops on Pictorial Photography organized by Khammam Photographic Club at Papikandalu in 2015 Photography Adda organized by Camarena, Kolkata in 2015 and MNIT, Jaipur. He was the Organizing Secretary of XI National Convention of Federation of Indian Photography held in Bikaner in 1983. He was also the Founder Secretary of Marudhar Camera Samiti, Bikaner. Presently Shivji is teaching Basic Photography Course Honorary (Gurukul Of Photographic Art) in Jodhpur where 19 batches passed out successfully so far. His Photography Tutorials can be watched on YouTube
Shivji was also invited as a Member of the Jury for more than 70 Photographic National & International Salons held in India including Photo Division I & B, Govt. Of India, Lalit Kala Academy Lucknow, and Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad.
Currently Shivji is enjoying Street Photography. He takes Street Photography as a medium of exploring one’s own inner self.