Raghav Shreyas (1973 – 2008) was a photographer, art-critic, writer and musician based out of Bangalore.

Raghav’s Photography  |   Raghav’s Music

Exhibitions

  • 2007 – July : The Invisible Town 
    • An exhibition of photographs of the old Bangalore jail, at Time and Space Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 2004 – January : Photographs of the Old Bangalore Central Jail
    • A selection from these photographs was exhibited at the Central Jail by the BATF (Bangalore Agenda Task Force), a special unit set up by the State Government.
  • 2002 – March : Cityscapes
    •  A group show –curated by Suresh Jayaram (Art Historian) at The Shankara Foundation.
  • 2002 – April
    • Cityscapes traveled to Sumukha Art Gallery, a well-known gallery in Bangalore.
  • 2000: Beladide Nodu Bengalura
    • “Look how Bangalore has grown” –a show curated by Janaki Nair, well-known historian.

Professional Photography & Documentation Projects

  • 2002 Mid-June and July
    • Video Filming and interviews of well-known Southern Indian Artists, for the Walsh Gallery, Chicago.
  • 2002 October
    • Khoj International Artists’Workshop, held in Southern India for the first time. Photography documentation for the catalogue of the camp.

Talks and Workshops ( conducted by Raghav Shreyas )

  • 2005 March : BMS College of Engineering
    • A semester long workshop on basic skills of drawing and representation.
  • 2004 October : The Tech-Art College, Jain Institute.
    • Introduction to art photography
  • 2003 March : Fluid Space Art Gallery, Bangalore
    • Experience or Interpretation –a talk about the interpretation on contemporary art.
  • 2003 October : The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, College of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
    • A week-long workshop on photography and perception.
  • 2003 December : The National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore.
    • A week-long photography workshop on the processes of the traditional darkroom.
  • 2002 – May to October : The Bangalore Institute of Technology –Department of Architecture.
    • Photography workshop for the architecture students of the fifth year.
  • 2000 : Time and Space Art Gallery, Bangalore
    • Art Appreciation (conducted for collectors and lay viewers)
  • 1999 : Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, School of Visual Arts.
    • A talk on The Story of the Bauhaus (an art school in Germany that shaped much of 20th century art, design and technology).

Workshops attended (by Raghav Shreyas)

  • 1998 June : Workshop with German photographer Thomas Luttge.
    • A five-day workshop exploring spaces and the body in space.

Art Co-ordination

  • 2002 : Raghav  Shreyas coordinated a seminar –”Does Photography have a language of its own?” for the Khoj International Artists’ Workshop.
    • The seminar proposal was prepared by well-known critic Dr. Hans Varghese Mathews. The other speakers included well-known critics of art in India.

Honours

  • 2005 October 18th: Rotary Bangalore Southwest honoured him for his Excellence in the field of Arts-Music, Literature,Photography, Painting.