Riya Sharma currently lives and works in Kalol, (N.G) Gujarat, India. She holds a professional press card from the New York Institute of Photography and is an official photographer for their Photo World Magazine.She is a Photography Business Advisor/ photography marketing consultant and She provides the world's most popular and inspirational photography training. Riya Sharma is official member of more than 70 association , magazine, international art and cultural federation and etc.
A prodigious and immensely talented PROFESSIONAL - FREELANCE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER Who has represented India in many international Countries as a Sole Indian Photographer and who has made her country proud with numerous Global Awards. ( 100+ awards )
Riya Sharma is an internationally renown travel photographer from India who creates works with an unrelenting focus and beautiful simplicity that has earned her a spotlight in the international art scene. She has created a compelling artistic portfolio, being active in her home country, India, as well as in the U.S. where she has studied at the New York Institute of Photography.
“I want what I see with my eyes to directly transcend to what people see in my photographs.” – RIYA SHARMA.
Tell us about your nominated art piece for the Global Art Awards?Riya Sharma.
The title Majestic elephant is used because an elephant has been considered a very majestic animal since ancient times. Having an elephant was considered a symbol of royalty since the time of kings. It was always used even in wars during the ancient times to show the strength of the army. It is even considered sacrate in most of the Asian countries. Hence the perfect timing of this picture shows its majesticity and royalness with the help of the perfect golden light of the sun.
How does it make you feel that you are a nominee for the Global Art Awards?
It feels really good. No, feels great actually to be nominated for the global art awards competing against the best of the best artists from all around the globe. I feel really honored and humbled to be a part of such a great event and being recognised amongst the top artist in the world.
How would you react if you win a Global Art Award at the Armani Dubai Burj Khalifa surrounded by
international Press and the Elite from the Art World?
It would mean the world to add one more great achievement to the list of my other achievements. It would be a dream come true to win against all the other nominations who have worked equally hard to win this. And the thought of me being given the award in front of the International Press and all the Elites and the Legends of this field gives me such an excitement and it sends the chills throughout my body.
How would you describe yourself? And your artwork?
I am just a simple girl with the courage to work hard for my big dreams. Regardless of all my achievements, I like to keep my feet on the ground and try to touch the heart of the people with my art.
About my art, My primary focus is the depiction and documentation of humans all around the world catching their everyday lives. My images become the center of my work showcasing my artistic maturity despite my young age. Travel attractions, historic venues, poverty, social inequality, and beautifully orchestrated portraits are all within the parameters of my photography. I capture all of these themes under the watchful eye of my stylistic approach and my wish to establish connections. I capture the core of the human soul inviting all to a new awareness and openness to cultural diversity and connection to humanity through the appreciation of the universes that surround us.
I aim to capture moments in my photographs while sticking to my personal style and vision creating imagery that evokes a sense of connection, understanding, and integrity. The subjects of the photographs are moderately diverse, and the stylistic aspects remain relatively consistent throughout my series.
What is your definition of art?
Just one-word “VISION”. For Me, Art is nothing but a person’s vision. It is just How a person sees the things around him/her in a different way than how it supposed to be. It’s Always Interesting to see how a person presents/depicts the things. So any different and creative vision to see and present the things is ART for me.
Where do you see your art going in ten years?
To be Frank, I have never really thought about that far in the future. I believe in living the present to the fullest. All I wish and hope that my art inspires everyone in the present and the time to come. And plus, I would not want to decide anything for the future and put a limitation on what I can do. My art can go only as far as I want it to go unless I put a limitation of time or a position of achievement on it.
Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?
My ‘Before I Die’ would be just to inspire the current generation and generations to come towards art. I just want to feel content with everything I will have achieved and every art I will have created.
I know my artwork is finished when…?
The moment I feel satisfied with whatever my eyes see in my artwork is when I feel my artwork is actually finished. It is still my mind says, I work on the detailing of my artwork. But, it is when my heart says, I know that’s my artwork is complete.
Greatest achievements so far…?
Well, I earned over 100 Achievements. But, I would love to still keep on adding more to the list. Some of my achievements would be
ASIAN AWARDS – 2016
TOP 20 PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD – 2016 USA
ART KNIGHT – 2017
TOKYO PHOTO AWARDS – 2016
ATIM MASTER AWARD WINNER – 2017 – USA.
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017- USA.
ONE EYE LAND BOOK AWARD WINNER – 2017
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ORGANISATION – COMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHER 2017.
AMERICAN ART AWARD WINNER – 2016
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA) 2016- HONORABLE MENTION AWARD.
ART NATIONS – ARTIST OF THE YEAR – 2016 SOUTH KOREA.
ART INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY WINNER – 2016.
SOUTH KOREA ARTS MINISTRY AWARDED.
BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FRANCISCO GOYA WINNER – 2017
PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURED BACK COVER PUBLICATION AWARD 2017 – USA.
THE 21ST CENTURY ART BOOK OF THE YEAR – 2016.
So these are few of those achievements and as I mentioned earlier I would love to keep the list never-ending.
Award- Winning PROFESSIONAL - FREELANCE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER.
Artist Name: RIYA SHARMA
Born: INDIA. 19 JULY.
Live: KALOL (N.G) / INDIA.
CALL (M): +919727930995
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/riyasharmaphotographer