Amirtharaj Stephen is an Tamil photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is currently documenting the anti-nuclear protests around his native village in Tamil Nadu.
A self-taught photographer, he was selected for various workshops including the Angkor Photo Workshop, Stream Photo Asia Masterclass and has been a mentee under Lucie Foundation’s E-pprentice program.
He was a nominee for the prestigious Joop Swart Master Class, 2014. He is also a winner of Catchlight’s Activist Award 2014 (emerging), a 3rd place in Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards (2014), TOTO Award for Photography (2014), 1st place, Media Foundation of India Award (2013) and a 2nd Place at ‘Colorful Guizhou’, 6th Photo China Original International Photographic Exhibition (2013). His images have been published in various national and international magazines.
He is also the Coordinator of pepcollective