Santosh Sivan, one of the country's distinguished cinematographers,
has been inducted into the prestigious American Society
of Cinematographers (ASC).
ASC is an organisation whose members are all cinematographers
from across the world. Sivan is the first South-Asian
cinematographer to be thus honoured. The ASC has only
said, "I've to thank all my directors. The induction
means something special cause and hence I guess being
invited by accomplished visual artistes is special.
The ASC has very limited visual artistes who belong
to one of the oldest society in the world."
graduate from the Film and Television Institute of
India (FTII), Sivan went on to complete 45 features
and 41 documentaries. A founding member of the Indian
Society of Cinematographers (ISC), he is the most
awarded director of photography (DP) in India.
was awarded the National Film Awards for Best Cinematography
four times, for the films Perumthachan, Kaalapani,
Iruvar and Dil Se.