Faculty

Core Team

Rajan Chaughule

Director

One of India’s most successful photojournalists, Rajan is a core team member and Director at BVSP. Critically acclaimed for his pictures, he has led large photo-teams through his career. His forte is conceptualising, ideating, and planning special shoots of leading stars and newsmakers. Working with 14 of the country’s leading editors, he has managed photo-desks, acquired the best pictures, and created archival packages.

Confluence of Dreams, a solo show on the Kumbh Mela, Kashmir After Kargil, a group show, and Camera Never Lies, a solo show on celebrity candids inaugurated by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan are shows in which Rajan’s work has been exhibited.

“Our vision is to contribute to the world of photography via photo artists who are second to none, towards which we have structured our institution”, he says. “I take this opportunity to congratulate my students, our faculty, and all others who have helped us realise this dream. My best wishes are with them, always.”

Bharat Bhirangi

Head of Academics

A core team member and Head of Academics, Bharat is a commercial photographer whose passion for teaching photography as well as learning new aspects to it has led him to BVSP, where he has put in place the syllabus, the methodology, the studio, and classroom practices and protocol. Along with the equipment, Bharat also handpicks students on the twin parameters of passion and talent.

He shoots across product categories, as can be seen in a client list boasting names like Harley Davidson, LVMH, Cartier, Roger Dubuis, Waitrose, Rio Tinto, Taj Group of Hotels, Tata Motors, and several other loyal clients. Bharat is a multiple winner of the Gourmand Award for Food Photography (Best Cookbook Photography in 2008, 2011, and 2014) and is represented internationally by Stockfood GmBh, Germany.

Rajashri Rajashekhar

Strategic Consultant - Expansion and Revenue Generation

Rajashri has been associated with BVSP from the initial stages, when she provided strategic consulting as the institution branched out. She is part of the core team in key areas including expansion and revenue generation.

She has over two decades of experience earned under various positions like HR Head and Strategic Head in global organisations like EDS, HP, OTIS, and Nissie ASB Machines. She has headed diversity councils, women’s organisations and enterprise management offices and is regularly invited as a speaker and judge for various forums. Her story as also been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul – Indian Women, as an example of inspiring leadership.