Born in Amreli, Gujarat in 1981, Divyakant Solanki developed his passion for photography and consequently became a photographer with Business Standard in Ahmedabad in 2003. In 2005 he moved to Mumbai to work as Senior Photographer at Business Standard daily before joining EPA in 2010.
His photo story titled 'Narendra Modi Face of 2014 General Election' has won the Silver Medal of the People in the News (Stories) category in the 11th China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP2014). He won third prize in the Sports category in Media Foundation of India's National Press Photo contest (MFI2014). He was the only Indian photographer who won the prize in the 11th China International Press Photo Contest. His work graced as 'Photo of the Day' mostly in various international newspapers and on websites such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The National, The Seattle Times, The Telegraph and more.
Divyakant Solanki has an Honorobale Mention in the Editorial: Sports (Professional) category of the International Photographer of the Year Award 2016.