Meethil Momaya, has been a professional wildlife photographer for a decade (from 2004 to 2014), he has won international awards and his photographs and articles about Indian wildlife have been published in books, magazines, national newspapers and websites.
Meethil is the author of Eye Can See, a book about lenses and Let’s Play, a book about science in sports, both published by Pratham Books.
Born, brought up and educated in Mumbai. He has a strong background in the sciences, a degree in mass media and journalism, a diploma in cinematography, and more than two decade’s experience in still photography.
In 2013, Meethil and his wife Ahalya, set up The Eternal Library, a library consultancy in Mumbai. In 2014, they started Trilogy, a curated library and bookstore in Mumbai. Over the last six years, Trilogy has earned a loyal customer base, and is well-known for its curated and thematic pop-up bookshops in various literary, cultural, and knowledge events.
Trilogy won the Publishing Next Best Bookstore of the Year award in 2018.
Won two awards in Glanzlichter 2007 and one in Glanzlichter 2011 (A German wildlife photography contest.)
Some of the places where you would have seen his work:
The Book of Indian Animals by S.H. Prater
The Birds of Rashtrapati Bhavan by Gopinathan Maheswaran
Potential and Existing Ramsar Sites in India by M. Zafar-ul Islam & Asad R Rahmani
Ducks, Geese and Swans of India by Asad R. Rahmani and M. Zafar-ul Islam
Natural History and the Indian Army by J. C. Daniel and Lt. Gen. Baljit Singh (Retd.)
Magazines / Periodicals / Online
Nation, Hornbill, Mistnet, Sanctuary Asia, Journal of the BNHS, India Today (Simply Mumbai), The Times of India (Downtown Plus, Westside Plus, Property Plus etc.), Hindustan Times, Daily News and Analysis and more.
Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, solo exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in April 2015.