Vinay Swaroop Balla

Vinay Swaroop Balla

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Vinay is an Optometrist by profession currently living in Singapore and┬áis a self-taught photographer. Though photography has been a passion since childhood, it was only in May 2012, he took this art very seriously. In a very short time he has garnered extraordinary skills in many genres of photography. His love for travel and adventure has took him to many places around Southeast Asia capturing the beauty of Nature, People and their Culture. In May 2013, he has witnessed the beauty of Night Sky during one his travel expeditions to Indonesia and since then he has become an avid Astro Landscape photographer and never turned back. He conducts workshops, lead Astro photography tours which are always full in advance. His work earned recognition and publications in iconic magazines such as The Verge, Pop Photo etc.,.Featured in National Geographic News as Top 5 Best Space Photographers in the month of October 2013, Earthsky, 500px.com, EOS World, Pixoto, World Photo Day, Ubersnap and this list goes on. He was also awarded a Gold Medal from Royal Photographic Society, London during an International Photography Salon in 2014. He has won over 30 international awards since 2014 and his photographs have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries including most prestigious The Louvre Museum, Paris.”
Apart from Photography, his initiatives towards community service as an Optometrist are well recognized. He has recently initiated an online fundraising campaign “See The World Through My Eyes” to raise funds by selling his award winning photo prints and all the funds raised will be donated to L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India where the funds will be used to perform free cataract surgeries for the underprivileged population in our country as his effort towards the global mission “Vision 2020” to eliminate avoidable blindness in India.