Mohammed Arfan Asif
MPSA, EFIAP/g, ARPS, FICS, APSA, cMoL Hon.FICS, Hon.EUSPA, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.YPS, Hon.PSPB, HonPIP.ICS, Hon.EICS/PSBP
Mohammed Arfan Asif primary forte is pictorial portraiture and landscapes. He was awarded the distinctions; ‘Artiste’ of FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) and ‘Associate’ of The RPS (The Royal Photographic Society) in 1994 for his pictorial portraiture.
He has been awarded distinctions and honors in photography by different International photographic organizations. He achieved the Excellence Gold distinction of FIAP (EFIAP/g) in 2017 and Master distinction of Photographic Society of America (MPSA) in 2018.
Arfan has exhibited his photographs in International photography salons, exhibitions and galleries and won many awards including the Grand Prix Award for Photography in Serbia, the FIAP Blue pin badge for Best Entrant in International Salon, Trierenberg Gold Medal, Al Thani Gold Medal, Benu Sen Memorial Award in Lucknow, the top award in Lalithakala Academy National exhibitions in Karnataka and Gujarat, Photo of the Year in Germany and many PSA, FIAP, ICS, GPU, FIP, MoL medals, diplomas and ribbons among his 580 awards spread over 62 countries.
Arfan has lectured, judged International salons and contests in India and abroad and has been a columnist on the art of photography for magazines. He has presented on various aspects of photography in India, Italy, Spain and UAE. He was one of the 50 invited world-renowned photo artists by The Photographic Society of Macao in 2008.
He is the Chapter Organizer for the Dubai Chapter of The Royal Photographic Society, UK and mentors a group of passionate photographers through ‘Shutter Bugs Creative Forum’ in Dubai where he is currently based.
Arfan has a master’s degree in Pharmacology and a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Research and works in Pharmacy administration.
For Arfan, photography is a passion and he aspires to reach out to a wider audience and share knowledge acquired through three decades of extensive photography.