Being an artist, Adarsh Alphons has founded Project Art, is a New York- based organization that is building the largest art school for kids in the USA. A highly Appreciating factor in his initiative is that he has started Project Art without owning a single building. By partnering with the Nation’s Public Libraries Project art offers art classes to youth and studio spaces for emerging artists in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Detroit and Pittsburgh. He is a CNN hero, among the top 50 Philanthropists in the world (Town & Country), Apollo Global 40 Under 40 and a Columbia University Scholar.
Shaison wears quite a few feathers on his hat. He is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, editor and cameraman with credits ranging from director of photography to art direction on many documentaries and independent feature projects. His public service campaigns promoting literacy empowerment of women and against child exploitations have won him many national and international accolades. Esteemed organisations such as United Nations, International Labour Organization, The US Embassy, etc has bestowed him with awards and certificates for his works on social issues.
Ryan Lobo is a filmmaker, writer and photographer who has produced and shot more than 80 documentaries on subjects ranging from the Afghan drug trade, Papua New Guinean tribal rites to King Cobras and various photography and film projects for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and C&A Foundation. His films have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, OWN and PBS among other networks. A TED speaker, Ryan Lobo has co-produced the 2011 Sundance film festival award winning film, “The Redemption of General Butt Naked”. Ryan owns 'Mad Monitor Productions', a film and photo Production Company based in Bangalore and is a published author for his novel 'Mr. Iyer Goes to War' with Bloomsbury UK currently nominated for a TATA literary award.
Sunil Kupperi, the Creative Director of Mystic Canvas has been for the past 18 years working on several documentary /fiction films in India and abroad on social, cultural, gender and environmental issues. Sunil Kupperi is an empanelled director with the National Film Development Corporation of India. Mystic Canvas is a multi-media production house with extensive experience of working with International, national and grassroots groups and NGO's on development and social issues. It is a registered company engaged in different mediums of communication.
An Air Force engineer turned Photographer/Documentary Film maker/Visual communicator. He has started his career as a photo journalist, contributed a decade of extensive shooting for Indian garment export industry and fashion fraternity. He has published works on People, Fashion, Editorial and Industrial photography. John Edwards holds a list of prestigious and loyal clients ranging from IIMs, International NGOs, Designers and Artists. He has recently completed two documentaries for an International NGO on saving Girl child project. He is teaching Photography and Visual Communication since 2005 in various institutes. Best known for creating conceptual images John constantly works towards a thriving visual language in his images. As an avid traveller he has shot more than 20,000 faces across Asia. Last year he has completed his dream project titled “Smiles 5000 Miles” where he shot 5000 smiles on a solo bike ride of 10,000 Kms on Indian Coastal roads in 50 days. He was awarded best People and Travel Photographer for the Year 2016 by International Camera Fair. Now John is appointed as CANON Photo Mentor since 2015 and conducting workshops across India. John is designated as one of the three judges of Canon Photo Marathon 2017- Delhi.