Dr. Akhter Husain

Creativity has always been a compulsive urge for him since childhood. As a young child, Akhter took inspiration from nature and grew up loving, observing, and capturing its mesmerizing spirit in the form of drawings and paintings. His childhood interest in art foreshadowed an artistic future.

Over the years Akhter has developed as an artist and photographer. Because of his zest for experimentation with different techniques, today he uses combination of the best of the three worlds, photography, digital technology and traditional paints. Sometimes his creativity starts with pixels and later he blends pigments and pixels before the final product gets printed on canvas.

He has been able to strike a perfect balance between his profession as an Orthodontist and his pre-occupation with art. He is currently serving as the Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Yenepoya University, India.
Human faces always inspired him. He saw art in creating beautiful smiles and correcting facial deformities.

With his deft fingers that deal with wires and pliers in Orthodontics, paint brushes over canvas or his passion for photography. He sometimes jokes saying “orthodontics is his occupation and art is his pre-occupation”.

His new passion is medical art depicting various life processes and physiologic aspects of the human body. His work has always been appreciated for profoundness, trendiness and articulation.

His work has been portrayed in numerous art exhibitions held across India and Netherlands where he is pursuing his PhD on Smile Dynamics.

Dr.Akhter has won several National and international accolades and honors in the field of photography. He is also an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, London.

Akhter lives in Mangalore, India with his wife Hasina, and three daughters, Thaniya, Zoya and Riya.

Awards in Photography
One man show held at
  • ChitrakalaParishat, Bangalore.
  • Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • City walk, Saketh, New Delhi.
  • Radboud University, Netherlands.
  • Basel, Switzerland.
Visual Arts Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
Sky Is The Limit Annual Art of Digital Show
San Diego, USA (Sep. 2007)

Finalist The Prix de la Photographie
Paris (2007)

Winner in two categories Epson Color Imaging Contest
Japan (2005)

Finalist International Mazda Photo Contest
(Feb. 2004)

Winner Motion and speed
AGFA International Photo Contest, Germany (2003)

Honorable Mention In Two Categories Adobe Digital Imaging Competition

Honorable Mention Computer-Enhanced Category, Great Picture Contest
Conducted by the Popular Photography, New York (A wrinkle in time, Jan. 2000)

IIIrd Commonwealth Photo Award Selected out of 700 photographs worldwide
Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and sponsored by Commonwealth broadcasting Association (2002)

Travel Photographer of the Year 2004 Konika Minolta published by Better Photography
(Aug. 2004)

Honorable mention Adobe Digital Imaging Competition
Lightly manipulated section (2004)

Winner Maruti Esteem Photo Contest

IIIrd Place International Photo Award under Non Professional Advertising Category
Los Angels (2004)

Honorable Mention Professional category in International Photo Award (IPA)
Los Angels (2004)

Honorable Mention Adobe Digital Imaging Competition
Photo Illustration section (2004)

Completed the Immediate Life Support (ILS) Provider Course HITC, HMC, Hamad International Centre
Doha, Qatar (04-02-2011)

Ist Prize Love Tarnished
In category of concept (November 2009)

Silver Award For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine
Photograph of the year competition (July 2012 )

3 Bronze Awards For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine
In category of concept , (November 2009)

Ist Prize Lights and Shades of Science - in the National Photography Competition
Photograph of the year competition (July 2012 )

Recognition Certificate For the Photography Competition held by Light Space & time Online Art Gallery
Jupitor, Florida, USA (September 2012)

Secured IInd Place In the Photography Competition as part of - The Eye donation Awareness Fortnight
Conducted by Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya University (September 2013)

Honorable Mention Title : Bhoota Kola, spirit workshop under the category : ‘People-Culture’ by the jury of Moscow International Foto Awards
Is a prestigious advocate for international photography talent, conducted an annual competition (November 2014)
Accepted Image 95, All India Salon
(Mar 1995)
IIIrd Place 3 competition, Youth Services and Cultural Activities
Gujarat (April 1997)

Accepted The Photographic Society of India
Mumbai (Feb. 1997)

Two Acceptances AHSI (Bronze)
Calcutta (1997)

Accepted AIP Nature Salon

Three Acceptances Karnataka Lalith Kala Academy Competition
(Dec. 1997)

Accepted The Photographic Society of India
Mumbai (1995)

Nature Salon
Mumbai (Feb. 1997)

Accepted 46th All India Photographic Society of India
(Dec. 1997)

Accepted IIIrd All India Salon of Photography 1995 Photo Lovers of Madhya Pradesh
Mumbai (1995)

Soft waters : III MPA All India Salon of Photography
Mysore (Feb. 1999)

Four Acceptances 2nd lens n eye, International Salon of color slides
Mumbai (1995)

Accepted S.C. Maithra Memorial Salon (lens n eye)

Accepted Appeared in LIP ( Leading Indian Personalities ) on the net

Accepted Sumanth Moolgaonker Salon

Two Acceptances
Ist All India Salon (Glimkpse Photographers Association)

Art and Photography Appeared in Doordarshan TV National Broadcast