Abhishek Hajela is a Travel Photographer, passionate about capturing people and their stories, wildlife and culture in all its vivid technicolour glory!
Abhishek develops and leads Experiential and Immersive Photography Journeys with Eastbound Travels, New Delhi. He works closely with leading U.S based photography tour companies and individuals which include former chief of U.N. photo services John Isaac, Andy Biggs who leads bespoke safari trips, Pixelchrome Photo Tours by Jeremy Woodhouse; Epic Photo Tours by Herb Leventon, Iconic Images International by Denis Glennon and Olympus visionary Frank Smith.
He is also associated with brands such as Olympus, Manfrotto and Go Pro in India; and in conjunction with them he also organizes Photo Trips apart from photography workshops and exhibitions.
Abhishek’s image has been featured on the cover page of the National Geographic Traveller India Magazine, November 2017 edition, apart from several of his images being featured in the magazine’s photo spreads.
The recipient of the prestigious Nikon World Photography Award in the Emerging Talent Category for 2010-2011, for his photo titled ‘Just before the sacred dip in the Ganges’. The photo was also featured in the American photography magazine - Outdoor Photographer.
Various print and digital editions of renowned publications such as The Lonely Planet India, National Geographic Traveller India, The Hindustan Times, Mail Today, HT Mint Lounge, Air India Magazine, Asia Spa magazine, California Bride Magazine and Air India In-flight magazine use and print his work on an on-going basis.
The Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad and The Indian Society of Arts - JPD gallery in Vienna has showcased his work apart from the acclaimed venue, National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai, where his work was showcased with Nikon.
His project on Spiritual India (The Naga Sadhus – Naked Saints) was short-listed by the National Geographic "All Roads Photography Program"
As a responsible Indian citizen he believes in giving back to the country to the best of his abilities. He provides his images on a free to use basis, to The Indian Ministry of Tourism for the Incredible India 2.0 campaign that was re-launched as a new initiative by the Ministry of Tourism in 2017 to overhaul its digital campaigns with a fresh look.