About the artist
Sumit Dua is an international award winning photographer who is passionate about traveling and capturing fleeting moments. Sumit was born in India and moved to the United States at the age of 10. Later in life, he developed a love for photography. A spontaneous trip through India in 2004 sparked a passion for traveling and photographing the people, places and landscapes of this beautiful, colorful country. Sumit is Radiologist who lives in Los Angeles. Sumit's other hobbies include magic, technology, and business.
Sumit Dua has traveled and photographed Turkey, India, Egypt, Italy, France, Amsterdam, Spain, Hawaii, South Korea, New Orleans, San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, China, Chicago, Canada, Cuba and Washington DC.
Photography is about
capturing the extra-ordinary moments
hiding amongst ordinary ones
“Some cultures believe that the soul can be captured into a camera. Though we know that a camera cannot capture souls, my intent is to capture the essence of the soul of my subjects. Whether it is landscape, a person, or an object, I aim to allow the viewer to glimpse into something deeper and more beautiful than what may appear to the eye. If an image achieves this worthwhile pursuit, then it is successful.”
First Place Winner
Travel Photographer of the Year
This image from Havana, Cuba won first place in the Dusk till Dawn category at London's travel photographer of the year competition in 2019.
London Exhibition Sep 29 - Oct 25
Open Air exhibit at the historic Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross.
'Dawn' awarded Silver under 'Cityscapes (Non-Pro)' category by Moscow International Foto Awards.
'Young Boxer' awarded Bronze under 'Photo Essay (Non-Pro)' category by Moscow International Foto Awards.
Honorable mention to 'Water by Sumit Dua' under 'Monochrome Awards, 2020.' category at
Honorable mention to 'Horn by Sumit Dua' under 'Portrait->Amateur' category at Monochrome Awards, 2020.
Honorable mention to 'Young Boxer by Sumit Dua' under 'Portrait->Amateur' category at Monochrome Awards, 2020.
Honorable mention to 'Zen by Sumit Dua' under 'Landscapes->Amateur' category at Monochrome Awards, 2020.
Encomia featured 20 pics by Sumit Dua in article titled 'Portraits of India' under category 'Photography/Art'.
DRIFT Travel Magazine featured 13 pictures in the article titled 'CUBAN CULTURE A Photographic Journey' under category 'Holiday 2020'. This picture is placed in magazine's index. The Cuban Car 'Dawn' picture is featured in 2 page full sized.
LoveExploring.com published a news article on "Breathtaking images from the Travel Photographer of the Year award" that featured Sumit's photograph which was the joint winner under 'Dusk to Down' category at TPOTY, 2019.
Joint winner under 'Dawn to Dusk' category at Travel Photographer of the Year Award, 2019
Reached to finals under 'Street Life' category at Travel Photographer of the Year Award, 2019
Commended entry under 'Street Life' category at Travel Photographer of the Year Award, 2019
This picture by Sumit titled 'Egypt Dancer' reached to the finals under 'Faces, Peoples, Encounters' category at Travel Photographer of the Year Award, 2015
'Brooklyn Bridge New York', this picture by Sumit is declared winner in 'Feb 3 Contest', an online event organized by Photo Burst.
Sumit's photography works featured in an event titled 'Frame Masters' organized by FM Fine Art Gallery.
Sumit's photography works featured in an event organized by Brentwood Art Festival.
This picture titled 'Splash' is highly commended at TPOTY Awards, 2011 under the category 'First shot – Work, Rest, Play'
University of Southern California featured Sumit's work 'Mountains' in their photography exhibition.