Academic Director

Director Academic & Planning

Prof. S. K. Rahman
Director Academic & Planning

Prof. S.K. Rahman joined service in 1992 as full-time Lecturer in the Department of Photography, gradually over a period of time he was promoted/elevated to different positions, at present working as Director, Academic & Planning, JNAFA University, Hyderabad.

During his 26 years of service, apart from teaching, he held many key positions viz., Registrar of the University, Controller of the University, Head of the DepartmentSpecial officer for University Hostel, Member, Board of Studies (BFA - Photography) at JNAFAU and Osmania University, Resource Person for many Central / State government and Private Institutions Extension Education Institute, NAARM, NIRD, MANAGE, Rama Naidu Film School, SV College of Fine Arts etc. He was Jury for many photography contests conducted by the I&PR, Tourism Dept. Telangana Press Photography Association and a few other corporate schools.

He is a living testimony to the transformation of photography from Analog to Digital photography.  He was always adept at using film with manual still cameras, processing the film and making colour and B&W prints in the darkroom in the past to the present digital cameras.

Photography has always been his core strength and penchant for perceiving subjects in the most sublime and subtlety. In pursuit of creating images that encompass life in different hues, has travelled many parts of  India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and London.

He has done most of his travel assignments on Tribal life in remote areas of Orissa/Araku/Rajasthan and Travel photography assignments in London/Nepal/Srilanka/Thailand. He is well versed in Advertising photography, Fashion photography, Travel photography, Documentary photography.

To update with the present trends in Photography he has done many Documentary projects, out of which “Streetlife of Kolkata”, Deccan Rock Forms”, “Heritage Structures of Hyderabad” and “Color’s of Rajasthan”. Were converted into National Level Photography Exhibitions for the benefit of students and general public from his own resources. These exhibitions were well appreciated in Print and Electronic media. He has also conducted many Photography workshops on Fashion, Travel, careers in Photography.

 He is planning to conduct Photography Exhibitions on Ladakh (Landscapes), Mumbai (lifestyle of Mumbai), Beauty of Kerala, Landscapes of Thailand, Scenic places of Sri Lanka/London and Tribal lifestyles of Odissa.

He has received STATE BEST TEACHER award from the State Government and YOUNG TEACHER AWARD from Singapore Tourism Board & Air India. He is a Member in Telangana Photography Society & Federation of Indian Photography.

In the year 2010, he was officially nominated by the University to visit Swansea Metropolitan University, London for development of Academic collaboration between the Universities.

He is presently working as Professor in College of Fine Arts (in Department of Photography) and Director, Academic and Planning, JNAFA University, Hyderabad.

Director Academic & planning Office

K. Kumara Swamy





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