Dr. Deepak John Mathew is a renowned photographer and award winning professional (including the Commonwealth fellowship for developing a split site PhD program and learning about practice based Ph D in Photography(2011), India Habitat Award, Young Artist, Inlaks Fine Art Award to name a few, published author (Principles of Design through Photography) and a reputed judge and mentor, globally. Dr. Mathew was head of photography department till 2013 and founder of the photography design department at NID (National Institute of Design), Currently he is working as a associate professor in design department at IIT(Indian Institute of Technology). Dr. Mathew has developed the curriculum and designed the first post graduate Dual Master level program in Photography Design in India. With an experience spanning over eighteen years in photography, painting and graphics, he has published several papers and conducted workshops on photography worldwide. Dr. Mathew has taught as visiting professor at many institutes in India, New Zealand and UK.