Aniruddha J Sharma a.k.a AJ Sharma is an established photographer, humanitarian and educator from Pondicherry, India.
His career began in Mumbai, India after he obtained degrees in Visual Communication and in Visual Arts & Filmmaking (for which he was awarded a full scholarship). After a short stint in Bollywood in 2011, AJ set out into the world, exploring and capturing the beauty of its vast expanse through his imagery.
During this period he developed a career in Travel & landscape, Editorial, Fashion and Advertising photography, working for leading brands such as Hidesign, Ayesha Accessories, Holii, Future Group, Gapminder.org to name a few. His work has since been featured in many leading travel, fashion and lifestyle magazines in India as well as abroad.
In 2015 he had his first solo fine art gallery exhibition - Unwrapture in Bangalore. This body of work uses a dancer bound by seat belts to portray a narrative about urban angst and freedom. Soon after, MOD Institute Berlin featured his second body of work "Labour Narratives" as the solo photographic part of their internationally travelling exhibition "Weltstadt" (Metropolis). The piece is an intimate portrayal of construction workers in Bangalore.
His long term efforts are aimed at creating an international art collective under his studio banner with a view to reform the photography industry by connecting developed art ecosystems with skilled talent in developing nations.
AJ Sharma currently lives in New York City, US and is available for assignments both locally and Internationally.