As a founder and mentor at LLA, ‘Iqbal Sir’ as he’s known fondly by his students, has been a beacon for all things photography. His deep knowledge of the art and science of photography and an innate desire to share his knowledge serves as the bedrock of the institution. He believes that everyone is inherently creative and can nurture their inner vision in the right environment.
Iqbal sir is hands-on with regard to the curriculum at LLA, re-inventing it every year to ensure it is in keeping with the latest in the photography world. His primary role is to guide all other faculty who teach at LLA. He also conducts some specialized sessions on photography for the batch every year.
His interactions with the students are not just limited to the sessions conducted by him, he can be frequently seen outside his office, having discussions and conversations with students and faculty, sharing his experiences on photography, life and everything in between.
From his first tripod to his first assignment as a professional photographer, Iqbal Mohamed charts his photography journey.
Light, Time and Space through the eyes of Iqbal Mohamed.
A collection of images by Iqbal Mohamed of his favourite destination.
Iqbal sir is such a genuine human being. He is like a RAW file. In his class he explained to us his life, his experiences and all these combined to make his class like an unforgettable moment. His images bring across subjects in the most simple fashion.– Tims Jose
Today’s class with Iqbal Sir was amazing. I have never thought of Photography with such depth and curiosity. He is immensely talented and knowledgeable. It was my pleasure to learn from him. He has given us so many things to ponder upon. Safe to say I’ve a ton of research to do after I reach home tonight! So happy!– Garima Monacha
The automobile session by Iqbal Sir was no less than any other session done by sir. He has always been the best at making his students “understand”, “observe” and “learn” everything we need to know. And the best part of having Iqbal Sir is that once we are part of his class we never have to worry about forgetting what we’ve learnt. I’m sure it’ll last forever as he would in our lives.– Priyanka Rozario