Indian cinematographers

Indian cinematographers work in a number of regional film centres: Chennai for Tamil films, Mumbai for films in Marathi and Hindi, Hyderabad for films in Telugu, Kochi for films in Malayalam, Kolkata for Bengali films, Bangalore for Kannada films, etc. Most Indian cinematographers are known for their work with one regional industry.[1][2] Some cinematographers belong to various professional organisations and trade unions.

Western India Cinematographers' Association (WICA)Edit

The Western India Cinematographers Association (WICA) is a society for Indian cinematographers. The society is situated at Mumbai in Maharashtra. Members of this society include the suffix WICA after their name in film credits. The organisation was formed on 2 August 1953 in Mumbai, and was 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] According to WICA, there are 3800 members of the organisation.[4]

Southern India Cinematographers Association (SICA)Edit

The Southern India Cinematographers Association (SICA), a trade union, was founded on 27 November 1972 by A. Vincent.[5]

Founding membersEdit

  • A. Vincent
  • K.S. Prasad
  • U. Rajagopal
  • P.N. Sundaram
  • G.V. Ramani
  • C.V. Ramakrishnan

The Indian Society of CinematographersEdit

The Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) is an educational, cultural, and professional organization founded in 1995. 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. The society is situated at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The members of this society will show a suffix, ISC with their name in film credits.[6] Sunny Joseph is the current president of the ISC.

Founding membersEdit

Members of ISCEdit

List of Indian cinematographersEdit


See alsoEdit


  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 24 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
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