Dheeraj Paul, born in 1974 in Delhi, India, hails from a family of well-known and skilled professional photographers. He has been working for over two decades as an editorial and advertising photographer. His specializations are people, travel, fine-art photography, food, and architecture photography—he believes in capturing moments in everyday situations. Besides outdoor photography, he is also an expert in indoor lighting situations and studio lighting setups. Dheeraj teaches advanced photography to post-graduate students at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, India. On top of that, he mentors photography masterclasses and photo expeditions across South East Asia. Dheeraj was part of the established Jury for the renowned Sony World Photography Awards from 2014 to 2015. He has been invited three times in a row as an International Jury to the Humanity Photo Awards 2009, 2011, and 2013 China, which was jointly organized by the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).