K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar
Conservation Educator by passion. Documentary filmmaker by training. Photographer by meditation.
My name is Ramnath. I have been enthralled by the natural world since childhood. From them on, I have traveled across India and in the Asia-Pacific Region to capture inspirational stories that facilitate people’s understanding of the Earth's rich natural and cultural heritage. At the same time, I have led nature and conservation outreach programs to reach out to thousands of students through Youth For Conservation (YFC), a non-profit initiative founded by Shekar Dattatri, an internationally acclaimed wildlife, and conservation filmmaker.
From these and other rich experiences, I have been able to communicate the need for conservation and civic engagement very effectively. Today, I work in a space where visual storytelling, education, and leadership converge. This enables me to pursue projects that inspire and empower India’s youth to become stewards for the environment, produce long-form stories using the visual medium, and conduct storytelling workshops through bookmaking, photo-storytelling, and filmmaking.
I envision a world with a nature educator in every community, and with this belief, my partner Rachita and I co-founded the Youth Conservation Action Network (YouCAN). Through YouCAN, we work with individuals and organisations to identify, support, and empower youth to become nature educators for their community.
My Resume contains the list of projects I have worked in photography, filmmaking, and conservation education, along with a few awards and recognitions I received for my work.