About the artist
Sagar Shiriskar is based in India. He has studied at the Film and Television Institute of India.
He was the winner of Chance of a Lifetime, a documentary series produced and hosted by Ashok Amritraj, (Hyde Park Entertainment, Inc.), United Nations, Image Nation (Abu Dhabi), UCLA Burkle Centre & Variety Magazine, As part of the competition co-directed three short documentary films on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The winning film was screened at the United Nations Headquarters, New York and honored with a special recognition by Variety magazine at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The series has been aired on Participant Media's Pivot on US television.
His short film The Boy and the Parrot has been screened in festivals across India and was recently screened at the 11th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany.
As a photographer, some of his work has been a part of a travelling exhibition in the UK called Our Stories by The Photographic Angle, an association linked to the Royal Photographic Society. His photographs have also been published in Great Travel Photography, published by Imagine books, and also used as a cover Image by Packt Publishers. His photographs have been published online by Live Mint & the Wall Street Journal, Guardian, the Himal Southasian magazine, Le Journal de la Photographie, Powderzine Magazine, Blouin Art Info, Indian Express, Mint, FWA, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Unboxed Writers, The Wall Street International, Wherever Mag and the Life Force Magazine.
He was declared winner of the Tamron Best Travel Photo Competition by the Get Lost magazine, Australia. He also won the India Is- Photography Challenge 2012 (Series 3), an initiative by the Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), supported by Incredible India.