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My father, Late Ahmed Ali
Ahmed Ali has been the pioneer of advertising and industrial photography in India. He started as a boy of 11 when someone gifted him a box camera; and within a year, he was developing and printing his photographs in the dormitory of his boarding school.
His work took him all over India and even overseas, and moreover, it exposed him and gave him a chance to work on a wide range of subjects. Portraits, aerial photography, images from deep inside coal and uranium mines on one hand to primitive tribals and pin-ups for calendars on the other.
At the 7th International Salon of Photography “Chhayapath” Calcutta, made Ahmed Ali their Chief Guest. 2000: He held a second Solo Exhibition on “The Lost Heritage” at New Delhi, India Habitat Centre, sponsored by the Great Eastern Developers and it was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi Ms. Sheila Dikshit.
2001: He held yet another solo exhibition of his Life’s Photographs and paintings sponsored by Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata, which was inaugurated by His Excellency, Sri Virej J. Shah, the Governor of West Bengal.
2002: Oxford Bookstore co-sponsored with Verve Magazine, held an exhibition of the retrospective work of Ahmed Ali in Mumbai. This was inaugurated by Amitabh Bachchan.
World Class Journals “Better Photography”, “Times Journal of Photography”, “Society” etc. gave Ahmed Ali generous coverage and many newspapers including “The Statesman”, “The Telegraph” and the “Asian Week” which elaborately reported on his work. Amongst Ahmed Ali’s creations, there was much appreciation from the Postal Department, Indian Police, The Interpol etc. for the special postal designs, including prize-winning stamps he made for them.
2002: The centre for studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta have procured hundreds of photographs by Ahmed Ali taken over the past 50 years. It was established that no other photographer has photographed such a vast variety of subjects covering not only the whole of India but many foreign countries too.
2003: Oxford Book Store and gallery at Bangalore hosted an exhibition displaying the works of Ahmed Ali which was inaugurated by Vijay Mallaya, M.P. during his stay at Bangalore.
2007:Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi awarded a certificate and a large engraved Silver Plaque to Ahmed Ali for his lifetime achievements in Photography.
2013:Ahmed Ali showcased the rare photographs of the Bastar Tribals in New Delhi at the Indo French Cultural Centre in Lodhi Estate. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi Ms. Sheila Dikshit.
Ahmed Ali passed away at 93 peacefully at his home. His legacy is an inspiration to many.
Times of India: Lens of a Legend
Forbes India : Bastar Exhibition
2001 : News Coverage Delhi Exhibition
The Statesman : Tribute
Daily Mail : Exhibition Coverage
My coach and mentor : Taken during my first swimming lesson.