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Akash Pamarthy is a documentary photographer based in Athens, Ohio. He is currently an MFA candidate at Ohio University. His photography focuses on searching for answers to equality and humanity through a lenses of culture, immigration and identity.
" Experiencing life in it's raw form and all the beautiful people I meet and photograph in my journey is why I love my job. There is always a small piece of myself I leave working with them and great things about life I learn and pick from the wonderful humans which shapes me into a better person everyday," says Akash.
Akash graduated from the George Washington University in 2020 with a M.A degree in New Media Photojournalism. As he pursues his MFA degree, he is currently a Teaching assistant and an Instructor on record at Ohio University teaching Introduction to Basic Photography. He worked as a photography intern for the Detroit Free Press and worked as a contributor for the America Reimagined Project by Boyd's Station. When he's not running around with his camera, you can find him at the bars playing pool.
His work was published on NPR, Detroit Free Press, Columbus Alive, USA Today, Boyd's Station, CNN and NHK World-Japan.
He recently won the Ohio News Photographers Association 2022 Chuck Scott Student Photographer of the Year award. He is the recipient of the Chris Hondros Scholarship at Ohio University. He attended the XXXIII Eddie Adams Workshop class.
He is currently visiting family and available for assignments in India for the summer.