Vignettes of the Asiatic Lion
10 Nov – 14 Nov 2015
Artist Biography | Dhruv Anant Wadkar
Dhruv, a 16 year old student has been taking pictures in the wild from the age of 7. ‘Vignettes of the Asiatic Lion’ is his third exhibition with his first event held in IGNCA, New Delhi along with 32 other prominent photographers and the second show with his solo works of the Tigers of Ranthambore was held in Hyderabad, India. His photographs of the Indian Tiger were also included in the 2013 WWF calendar.
In 2010, he was selected as the teenage brand ambassador of The Wild Life Savers Society and Earth Matters Foundation. Last year his school project got published as a coffee table book called the ‘Parks of Singapore’ which can also be viewed online here .
Dhruv will be displaying his photographic works of the Asiatic Lion, with ~ 50 photographs captured over two years in Sasan Gir, Gujarat.
Gir Sanctuary is the only abode to the Asiatic lion in the world and is also celebrating 50 years of existence. With the Lion being the National animal of Singapore, it’s a great timing of his efforts in our host country’s golden year. As an Indian teen, this is his way of saying thank you to Singapore that he has been studying in and calling his home for the past 3 years.
More of his photographs can be found here.