Nishant Ratnakar is a photographer and filmmaker based in Bangalore city, India. He left his career in software development to pursue photojournalism.
In 2008, he was among the 30 Asian photographers selected for a free photography workshop held at Siem Reap, Cambodia, as part of the Angkor Photography Festival. In 2010, his maiden short-film, 'Err-Bane Truth' won the Lost Lakes of Bangalore video contest. In 2010, he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Diploma in Photojournalism from the Asian Centre For Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Currently, he is the Chief Photographer at DNA newspaper in Bangalore.
His primary interest is in social documentary photography, and he is pursuing many long-term independent projects on issues close to his heart.
He is an avid blogger, multimedia junkie, and a believer in new media. He strongly advocates that photographers embrace newer modes of dissemination for their projects.