Saurabh Narang

Saurabh Narang

Bergneustadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

About Saurabh Narang

Saurabh is an Indian born photographer who now lives in the German countryside. He is telling inspiring human stories of unique communities, cultures and unexplored places through his work.

He believes that photography offers an inherently positive life-altering experience as it allows a person to discover, understand and accept myriad differences in cultures, people and nature. In order to immortalise such experiences, he has travelled to 10+ countries and 26 Indian States & 4 Union Territories to chase surreal natural beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

Throughout the years, Saurabh has chased beautiful night skies in remote villages, has almost been drowned in the Andamans Sea and has survived a deathly wild-bee attack at a hamlet in Madhya Pradesh — keeping true to his belief in the importance of “living the story.”

In 2017, he took a year-long sabbatical from his banking career at Barclays and went onto a journey of his life to travel the world with his social project #Create4Cause. Till date, he has collaborated with multiple organisations to raise more than Rs. 9lacs (EUR 10.000) and to document unique communities across India and Europe. He left Barclays in Aug’18 to work as a full-time photographer.

Over the years, he has worked with fortune 500 cos, renowned NGOs, and government organisations all across the world. Some of his work has been published in various reputed newspapers and journals worldwide. He has been nominated as UNESCO International Day of Light Speaker for 2019 & 2020.

Education

Ex-banker who is self-learning photography.

Awards:
2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest
2018 IPF Portrait Prize
2018 HIPA (Finalist)
2015 Sony Alpha Stories Award
2014 India Unexplored by Lonely Planet India

Events

Workshops:

2019 UNESCO Speaker for the International Day of Light at ICTP, Trieste, Italy
2019 Artist Talk, University of Cologne, Germany
2019 Photo Workshop at Fab India, Mumbai, India
2019 UNESCO Spiti Photo Tour For A Cause, India
2018 UNESCO Spiti Photo Tour For A Cause, India
2017 Spiti Photo Tour For A Cause, India

Exhibitions

2019 UNESCO International Day of Light at ICTP, Italy
2019 Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand
2019 Kolkata International Photography Festival at The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India
2019 My Kolkata in Kolkata Exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity, India
2019 Times Sanskruti Arts Festival Upvan Lake, India
2018 Indian Photo Festival at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India
2016 The National Photography Exhibition at M.F Hussain Art Gallery, Delhi, India
2014 The Exhibition and Symposium, Delhi Haat, India
2013 Taj Lit Fest in Agra, India