Studying at SACAC has been the most exciting time of my life and I say this with complete honesty. It was not like going to any regular institute or to a school. Attending classes meant watching films, looking at photographers? works, analyzing and critiquing fellow students? assignments. It also meant disciplining myself in the craft. And I soon realized that photography for me could not just be a hobby any more, it had to become a way of life. Visiting the library and being exposed to international photography has given a certain direction to my own photographic practice. I have also learnt that as a photographer, with a camera in our hands, we are in a position of privilege and power and that necessitates that we be responsible, sensitive and ethical in every situation. Immediately after completing the diploma in photography, SACAC provided me with the opportunity to work with photographer Amit Pasricha on his book India Lost & Found, which is about the lesser known monuments of India and has led me to travel across India over the last few months. SACAC has indeed given me the confidence and skill set to work with professionals in the industry.