Shahzad Bhiwandiwala is a fine art fashion and portrait photographer from Mumbai. After a brief stint in the corporate world of Human Resources, he decided to make a career out of his passion for photography. Shahzad pursued his Master of Fine Art (MFA) - Photography degree from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and graduated from the program in December 2020.
Ever since he was a boy, Shahzad has had a deep appreciation for the visual medium of story telling be it stills, theatre or movies. As he started creating his own stories, he chose photography as his medium to tell the stories that mattered most to him. In his pursuit of being the best version of the artist he can be he has racked up a few achievements that are particularly noteworthy; he is an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop Batch XXXIII, a first place Advertising-Fashion awardee at the International Photography Awards, CA Award winner, a Phase One Certified Professional, a professor in the art & art history (photography) department at San Jose State University and a Diversify Photo Up Next Photographer. Shahzad's work has also been covered by Profoto India, Canon India, aPhoto Editor, Verve Magazine, MW Magazine and many more.
Through photography, Shahzad has met many like minded people who have helped him bring some of his stories to life. If you have a story you want to tell or want to help him tell one of his stories, while adding your own touch to it, feel free to reach out.