On the eve of World Photography Day on August 19, 2021, the Andhra Pradesh photography Academy, presented the Life Time Achievement Award-2021 to Mukesh Parpiani (Head of NCPA Photo Art Gallery, Mumbai) at his home in Kharghar, today.
The award was presented by Andhra Pradesh photography Academy's Samir Mohite.
The award was presented by Andhra Pradesh photography Academy's Samir Mohite | FPJ photo
Mukesh has been serving the cause of promoting photography as an art-form for the last five decades| FPJ photo
According to his bio on parpiani.com, Mukesh has been serving the cause of promoting photography as an art-form for the last five decades.
Over the past decade, Parpiani has organised over 250 photo exhibitions at National Centre for Performing Arts' (NCPA) Piramal Art Gallery.
He has led the archiving of more than 100,000 photographs of events at the NCPA - from dance performances to multi-role theatre dramas.
He has also contributed to several prominent photo-books like Police Commissioner A. N. Roy's compendium of the history of Mumbai Police, and the Shiv Sena's official photo-biography of Balasaheb Thackeray.
Prior to his role at the NCPA, Parpiani served three leading newspapers in Mumbai- The Daily, The Indian Express and Mid-day, as their Photo-Editor, for nearly a decade each.
He currently resides in Kharghar with his wife Renu, and their children Manisha, Maansi, and Kashish.
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