Bandu Gunaratne LRPS,EFIAP,AIIPC,ASIIPC,LBPPA,BEAPF,GAPU,FCAI,FISLP,Hon.FNPAS,Hon.FNAPSL, Hon. FISLP
Photography has been Bandu’s passion since his school age. He has performed as a mentor in numerous local Photography Workshops and Seminars organized by government departments, non govt organizations, private sector institutions, schools, photo clubs and universities in Sri Lanka. He also has served as an international judge in various international photo competitions.
Presently Gunaratne is working as a visiting lecturer of Photography accomplished for six consecutive years at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; as a lecturer at Sri Lanka College of Journalism and the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka. He was conferred with prestigious ‘Kalabhushana’ once in lifetime award by the government of Sri Lanka last year as a tribute to his services rendered to the field of Photography.
Gunaratne is the Country Leader for Crossing Bridges – Photography Community of nine Asian countries and is the Country representative and World Photography Center Director for Global Photographic Union.
Fellow of Institute of Sri Lankan Photographers. FISLP
Excellence of Federation of International Photographic Art. EFIAP
Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. LRPS
Associate & Associate Services of India International Photographic Council. AIIPC & ASIIPC
Licentiate of British Professional Photographers Associates. LBPPA
Gold & Bronze Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union. GAPU & BEAPF
Honorary Fellow of National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka. Hon.FNPAS
Honorary Fellow of National Association of Photographers of Sri Lanka. Hon.FNAPSL
Fellow of Camera Art Institute, New Delhi. FCAI
Honorary Fellow of Institute of Sri Lankan Photographers. Hon.FISLP