Indian cinematographers

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Indian cinema has a number of regional film centres: Mumbai for films in Marathi and Hindi, Hyderabad for Telugu Films, Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam for films in Malayalam films, Chennai for Tamil Cinema films, Kolkata for Bengali films, Bangalore for Kannada films etc. Most Indian cinematographers are known for their work with one regional industry.[1][2]

Indian Society of Cinematographers(ISC)[edit]

Full name Indian Society of Cinematographers(ISC)
Founded 1995
Members 200
Key people Anil Mehta
Santosh Sivan
Sunny Joseph
P.C. Sreeram
Rajiv Menon
Office location Thiruvananthapuram, India
Country India

The Indian Society of Cinematographers(ISC) is an educational, cultural, and professional organization. Neither a labor union nor a guild, ISC membership is by invitation and is extended only to directors of photography and special effects experts with distinguished credits in the film industry. is a society for Indian Cinematographers. The society is situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The members of this society will show a suffix, ISC with their name in film credits.

Western India Cinematographers' Association[edit]

Full name Western India Society of Cinematographers(WICA)
Founded 30 April 1955
Members 3800
Key people Anil Mehta
Office location Oshiwara, Andheri W, Mumbai
Country India

The Western India Cinematographers Association (WICA) is a society for Indian Cinematographers. The society is situated at Mumbai in Maharashtra. The members of this society show a suffix, WICA with their name in film credits. It was formed on August 2, 1953 in Mumbai, and presided over by a leading cinematographer of the time, Faredoon Irani; in the following month the first office bearers were chosen, including Nitin Bose as President and V. Avadhut as the Vice-President.[3]

List of cinematographers[edit]


There are a vast number of awards for Best Cinematography in India.They are...

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vasudevan, Ravi (1 January 2000). "Making Meaning in Indian Cinema". Oxford University Press – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema". 
  3. ^ "History". Western India Cinematographers' Association. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 

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