Amirtharaj Stephen is an Tamil photographer based in Bangalore, India. 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.