Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal
(Director and Curator of Photography)
Nature and Fine Art Photographer, Author, Naturalist and Physician.
He was trained as a physician. Took up painting and drawing from school days and graduated to photography in 1999. His special interests are nature and fine art. Widely published nationally and internationally; authored half a dozen books on photography and butterflies of southern India. He has exhibited his work in US (The Cleveland Museum) and Germany (Industry & Film Museum, Wolfen) in addition to several venues in India. He has also curated three international exhibitions and several national exhibitions of photography. Received ARPS title from Royal Photographic Society, London, in 1998. Ministry of Culture, Gov. of India, awarded him Senior Fellowship in Creative Photography (2014-15). Travelled in USA ,Europe and the middle East and visited more than two dozens of museums before getting enchanted to the idea of a Museum of Photography in Kerala, India. He is the founding President of Better Art Foundation , the parent organization of PhotoMuse.
(Director of Academic Programs)
Photographer and Educator
He is one of the most senior photographers of the state with a prolific academic and professional background. While being an award-winning photographer with more than 30 years in the profession, he is one of the most sought-after gurus of photography in the state.
Pradeep Kumar Menon
(Director of Programs and Media Productions)
Cinematographer, Film Director and Educator
A cinematographer from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He has been Marketing Manager of one of the largest circulated daily news papers of Kerala and later joined the film institute. He has also been the Coordinator of Media Productions in a not-for-profit organisation (BAF) in Kerala. Widely travelled and photographed the length and breadth of the country in connection with motion picture productions and documentary projects. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Cinematography in K.R.Narayanan Institute of Visual Arts, Kottayam, Kerala.
(Manager, Programs and Research)
Researcher, Organizer and Marketing Expert
With masters in Zoology, he did his doctorate in the biology of hill-stream fishes of the Western Ghats of India. He worked as Senior Research Fellow in Bombay Natural History Society; Cochin University of Science and Technology and later in Kerala Agricultural University (where he worked on the spiders of Western Ghats). He also had an experience of 8 years in Marketing as Senior Agency Manager in ICICI bank. He has also been engaged with non-profit BAF during this period as Research Coordinator.
Praveen P Mohandas
(Coordinator of Photographic Projects)
Architect, Photographer and traveler
He is a practicing architect from Thrissur, the founder and principal Architect of Transform Architects. Architecture, a fascinating exploration by itself, unfolded areas of further ventures such as photography. Praveen is an accomplished nature photographer, who has travelled and photographed across the spans of India, photographing its rich flora and fauna. He has spent considerable time in the wild and have bagged to his accolades, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy award for photography in 2007, received special mention in RBS-sanctuary wildlife photography awards four times consecutively from 2007. He has been finalist in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in 2009 and ’10. His images have appeared in numerous national dailies and magazines of repute.
Sree Kumar Menon
Marketing Professional, Entrepreneur, Photographer
Sree Kumar Menon has more than three decades of experience in the field of Production, R&D, Materials, Finance, HR & Marketing of various organizations of repute as a General manager and Vice President. The organizations he has worked with include ITL, Phoenix Medical Systems, Target Power Engg., Subhiksha, Dhathri Ayurveda and Osim India. He is an internationally Certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer and a Certified Life Coach and Master, Spirit Life Coach, Symbiosis Coaching Academy, Canada and an Affiliate member of Certified Coaches Alliance Canada. He is the Founder and CEO, Sigma Health Care, based in Aluva, dealing in imported fitness equipment. He is also the Founder and Life Coach at Successilator and a passionate Photographer at heart.
(Coordinator of Media and Public Relations)
Journalist, Nature Photographer
Seema Suresh is a journalist and an accomplished nature photographer of good repute. In addition to several personal journalistic projects, she has travelled all over India, making photographs of its varied flora and fauna in multitudes of habitats. As journalist, she has interviewed many celebrities of the film and cultural fields in Kerala for several television channels and other media.
Historian, Trainer and Organizer
With a masters in History, he was a teaching faculty in VICT training Centre in Kerala. He turned to designing and management later and worked as designer in Thrikaalam Magazine and later an Operations Executive in a financial enterprise in Cochin before joining the not-for-profit organisation (BAF) as Program Coordinator. He also had a stint as a System Manager in the Service Cooperative Bank.
(Office Assistant – Collection)
Simmi is a graduate in Commerce with a special interest in history and humanities. Having a Diploma in Data Preparation and Softwares, Simmi handles the museum archives with utmost care and enthusiasm.
(Office Assistant – Membership & Projects)
Lintu is a Bachelor of Computer Applications who was trained later as an airhostess. With her wide experience in Air India and Jet Airways, customer service has become her second nature.
(Associate, Media Productions)
Photographer and Film Maker
Akhil is an engineering graduate with a sound background in photography and film-making. He has travelled and experienced the vast country in this young age, building a very special vision on life and the humanities.
Rajeev N Raman
(Consultant of Information Systems)
Designer, Web Developer, Photographer and Film Maker
Rajeev is one of the rare breeds of digital men who combines creativity with ingenuity. He has vast experience in web development, design, still and motion picture editing and media productions. He has also directed and edited several short films and documentaries for many non-profits and other organisations.
(Designer and Web Developer)
Designer, Web Developer and IT Manager
With a Bachelors degree in Computer applications and extensive experience in web development and print media, Praveen is one the ‘digital people’ who possesses most of everything. He has also got experience in server level system management. He has worked with several national organisations thus far.
(Regional Coordinator, Ernakulam)
A professional photographer from Ernakulam with a passion for fashion and nature photography. She is a ‘Google Trusted Photographer’ as well.
(Regional Coordinator, Thrissur)
Vibin is a professional web developer and programmer from Thrissur. He is also a passionate percussionist with a flair for nature photography.