Yetish Nanjundappa Yetish studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Upon completing his study, he worked as the house photographer for ICP, and later as the house printer for Magnum Photos. He worked as both photographer and color printer for Hoffman La Roche, and in 1988 he opened his own studio and photo lab in New York.

Yetish has photographed on assignments for Asahi Shimbun, Sun magazine and various artists. He made black and white prints for photographers at Magnum Photos, Black Star, and well known photographers including Alfred Wertheimer and Bruce Gilden. His prints are in collections at MOMA and reproductions in well circulated published books including Elvis at 21 ; In the Warsaw Ghetto: Summer 1941 ; numerous books by Bruce Gilden: Haiti ; After the Off ; 1990s Japan ; Facing New York etc. He has made black and white prints for Elvis 56 – TV Movie Documentary.

Yetish lives and works in Manhattan, New York City. He has specialized in black and white photography and traditional silver printing since 1984, and since 2018 has been focusing on photographing primarily with digital media. His photographic work indicates an appreciation for his subjects. Yetish says “I enjoy the attraction to the drama of light and darkness, and forms that resonate”

Photo exhibits

1984 International Center of Photography, NY
1992 Soho Gallery of Art, NY
1993 Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ
2004 GE Gallery, CT
2008 South Asian American Art Festival, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, Ca
2008 Tabla Rasa Gallery, 224 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY
2008 The Guild Gallery, 45 West 21st Street, #39, NY
2008 Manhattanville College Art Gallery, Purchase, Westchester, NY
2008 Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
2008 Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows, NY
2008 Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY
2010 Erasing Borders, IAAC, Somerset, NJ


Gail Kulur, NJ
Michelle Burton, TX
Bergen Museum, NJ
Ulla Novina, NJ
Arvind Garg, NY
Lev Ryzhikov, CT
Chitrajit Cariappa, India
Pat Clemens, NJ
Raj Basavraj, MA
Larry Hamlin, WI
Lewis Koch, WI
Marina Vogman, CA

Self publications

Jordan and Syria






The wedding