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Narayana Swamy Subbaraman,

Freelance Photojournalist & Visual Editor 

Narayana Swamy Subbaraman is a freelance photojournalist and visual editor based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is interested in documenting social and environmental issues, humanitarian stories and portraiture. He believes in the importance of living in the moment as well as the ability to humanize any given situation. He expertises in multimedia visual journalism producing high-quality reportages such as photo stories and video dispatches. 

An undergraduate with a Bachelor's in Journalism from Madras Christian College, Chennai. His interest in photojournalism sparked off during his stint as a Photo Intern with The Hindu.

Narayana Swamy's works have been published in the print and online platforms of many esteemed international organizations. His clientele is as follows:

Media and Development Sector: The Hindu, WaterAid, Mongabay India, The Global FoodBanking Network, The Independent, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, No Food Waste, Nibbana Institute, ORB Media.


Commercial Sector: Mahindra, Daimler, Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Diadem, GRT Hotels, Downtown Cafe, Hablis.


He is available for editorial freelance assignments / commissioned work in India.​

When not on assignments, he likes traveling and meeting people, and also having conversations about life and beyond.

All photographs and text within are copyrighted by Narayana Swamy Subbaraman and/or the stated publication and are presented for web browser viewing only. Reproduction in any form will be prosecuted.

Training and Exhibitions

2022 - Listed as UpNext Photographers in Asia-Pacific by Diversify Photo

2020- Fellow at WaterAid India

2019 - Nominee for News Category at The Hindu Photojournalism Awards

2018 - Group Exhibit at National Geographic Photo Camp, Chennai

2018 - Fellow at National Geographic Photo Camp, Chennai

2017 - Photo Prize Winner at 'Nansei', Social Awareness Campaign

2016 - Fellow at 'Kanchipuram Heritage Documentation By D Krishnan

2016 - Photo Curator for Unveil, Social Awareness Campaign

Contact Me

+91 84385 33169

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