Dr. Kaushik Ghosh (b.1977) is an Indian Medical Artist and Imaging Scientist specialised in Medical Photography, Medical Cinematography, and Visual Narrative. Kaushik is the pioneer in establishing Asia’s first Science Graduate programme in Medical & Scientific Photography at Post Graduate Insititute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. Kaushik is the first Indian recipient of Graduate Imaging Scientist (GIS) Qualification and Associate (ARPS) Distinction from The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (RPS) for his work and contribution in the field of medical & scientific photography in India. He is also the first Indian representative in the Committee of Medical Group of RPS.
Since 2011, he is experimenting with his photography skill intertwined with his formal education in medicine to apply in the field of patient care, medical education, medical humanities as well as for visual communication in healthcare etc. He is using photography for studying the intertwining relationship between man and medicine in daily life by observing human emotions & facial expressions, culture & religion, body language & other non-verbal communications, social & political environment etc. He is living with a mission to establish the Medical Art and Humanities in the mainstream medical education and healthcare ecosystem of India.
With this vision, Kaushik founded “Medical Art & Humanities Foundation of India (MAAHFI)”, India’s pioneering social organisation dedicated to explore the novel treasures of medicine & healthcare integral to medical humanities through visuals and storytelling (narratives). Engaging doctors, care-givers, patients and social workers, MAAHFI functions as a social initiative to radically transform the way we see, record and treat illnesses.