In 2009 Ryan spoke about what he calls “compassionate storytelling” with photography at the TED conference, to a standing ovation.
Ryan Lobo has co-produced the 2011 Sundance film festival award winning film ,“The Redemption of General Butt naked”, the story of Joshua Milton Blahyii, also known as General Butt Naked, a former African warlord who terrorized a country for many years with his child soldiers. The film won for best cinematography and was nominated for best feature length documentary film.
Ryan owns Mad Monitor Productions, a film and photo production company based in Bangalore and has worked as a producer and cinematographer for more than 70 film projects for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, OWN and other networks, including shooting undercover for the Emmy-nominated film Child Slaves of India.
His photographs and writing have been featured in numerous magazines like GEO magazine, Marie Claire, Elle, Tehelka, Bidoun, The Caravan, National Geographic Magazine, the Boston review, Chimurenga, Onzeweruld, the Wall Street Journal and many others.
Ryan’s photographs have been exhibited all over the world and are present in many collections.
As a speaker Ryan used his own experience, stories and photography to motivate his audience to explore inspired living and expression.
Ryan Lobo tells stories with film and photographs and is based in Bangalore.