Balan Madhavan is the only Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (www.ilcp.com
) and one of the two from the whole of Asia in this elite group of 60 nature photographers of the world in which almost every one is a National Geographic contributing photographer. Balan is also an UN award winner in nature photography. He divides his time between his commercial assignments for the travel industry and his passion which is nature & wildlife photography. A dedicated teacher, Balan Madhavan has conducted hundreds of photography workshops and photo tours for both the aspiring amateur as well as the experienced professional photographer.
- UN Award in Nature Photography 1992 – won the Kiezo Yamaji(Canon President Prize) Prize in the Canon-UNEP International Photo Contest organized during the first Earth Summit, 1992. Image was selected from 34,000 entries worldwide.
- More than 150 awards / certificates in various national photo contests.
- Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, UK – the first Malayalee to win this prestigious honor. 1994
- Artiste, federation internationale d’ L art photographique (AFIAP) from UNESCO photographic body the FIAP. 1994
- Member, Advisory Panel, Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) from 1997 to 2002.