Preoccupation

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 preoccupation”.

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

Visual Arts

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

UK

Finalist

The Prix de la Photographie, Paris

2007

Finalist

International Mazda Photo Contest

February 2004

Honorable Mention In Two Categories

Adobe Digital Imaging Competition

2004

IIIrd Commonwealth Photo Award

Selected out of 700 photographs worldwide

Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and sponsored by Commonwealth broadcasting Association

Honorable mention

Adobe Digital Imaging Competition, Photo Illustration Section

2004

Ist Prize

Love Tarnished, In category of concept

November 2009

3 Bronze Awards

For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine, In category of concept

November 2009

Recognition Certificate

For the Photography Competition held by Light Space & time Online Art Gallery, Jupitor, Florida, USA

September 2012

Sky Is The Limit

Annual Art of Digital Show, San Diego, USA

September 2007

Winner in two categories

Epson Color Imaging Contest, Japan

2005

Winner

Motion and speed, AGFA International Photo Contest, GermanyEpson Color Imaging Contest, Japan

2003

Honorable Mention

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

January 2000

Travel Photographer of the Year 2004

Konika Minolta published by Better Photography

August 2004

Winner

Maruti Esteem Photo Contest

1999

Honorable Mention

Professional category in International Photo Award (IPA), Los Angeles

2004

Completed the Immediate Life Support (ILS) Provider Course

HITC, HMC, Hamad International Centre, Doha, Qatar

4th February 2011

Silver Award

For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the year competition

July 2012

Ist Prize

Lights and Shades of Science - in the National Photography Competition Photograph of the year competition

July 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

Awarded MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) 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

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ACCEPTANCES

Accepted

Image 95, All India Salon

March 1995

Accepted

The Photographic Society of India, Mumbai

February 1997

Accepted

AIP Nature Salon

Indian Orthodontic Society

Accepted

The Photographic Society of India, Mumbai

1995

MEMBER

Accepted

46th All India Photographic Society of India

December 1997

Soft waters : III MPA

All India Salon of Photography, Mysore

February 1999

CORE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference ( held on 29th Nov.2012 to 2nd Dec.2012)

Delhi

Accepted

S.C. Maithra Memorial Salon (Lens n Eye)

1996

Accepted

Sumanth Moolgaonker Salon

1995

Art and Photography

Appeared in Doordarshan TV National Broadcast

1995

IIIrd Place

3 competition, Youth Services and Cultural Activities, Gujarat

April 1997

Two Acceptances

AHSI (Bronze), Calcutta

1997

Three Acceptances

Karnataka Lalith Kala Academy Competition

December 1997

FIP

Nature Salon, Mumbai

February 1997

Accepted

IIIrd All India Salon of Photography 1995 Photo Lovers of Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai

1995

Four Acceptances

2nd Lens n Eye, International Salon of color slides, Mumbai

1995

Accepted

Appeared in LIP ( Leading Indian Personalities ) on the net

1996

Two Acceptances

Ist All India Salon (Glimkpse Photographers Association)

1995

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SHOWS

One man show held at:

  • Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
  • Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • City walk, Saketh, New Delhi
  • Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Basel, Switzerland
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