Friday, March 24, 2017

Join Us for Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh's "DELHI: Communities of Belonging" Book Signing at The Photography Show, AIPAD, New York

Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh, Sonal with a date, from
DELHI: Communities of Belonging.
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the DELHI: Communities of Belonging book signing at The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD. Please join us at our booth #602 Saturday April 1st from 1-2pm with photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh.

For information and tickets please visit: www.aipadshow.com


About The Book
This present project originated when Gupta and Singh were approached by The New Press to compile a book about the LGBTQ community in Delhi. The result is a stunning series of more than 150 full-color documentary photographs and companion first-person texts that together offer an unprecedented portrait of queer people’s lives in India today. The book was launched to rave reviews in November, 2016. Indian historian and gay studies scholar Saleem Kidwai remarked: “… A visible queer community has emerged in Delhi over the past two decades. What was silent and private has emerged into the public sphere. Gupta’s and Singh’s work bears testimony to this.” Some of the works were featured in January at the Victoria and Albert Museum to highlight the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales. 


About The Artists
Sunil Gupta (b. Delhi, 1953) is an artist, writer, activist and curator. His work has been shown internationally in over 90 solo exhibitions, most recently at Yale University, New Haven, CT (2015).

He is currently Visiting Professor at UCA, Farnham, and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including; George Eastman House (Rochester, USA), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Royal Ontario Museum, Tate Britain, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Harvard University. The esteemed photography festival, FOTOFEST, has announced that the lead curator for its 2018 Biennial will be sepiaEYE artist Sunil Gupta. Gupta is an excellent choice given the Biennial’s theme: INDIAContemporary Photography and New Media Art.

Charan Singh
(b. Delhi, 1978) lives and works in New Delhi and London. He is currently a PhD candidate in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Singh’s photographic practice is informed by HIV/AIDS work and community activism in India along with a formal study of the history of art and photography.


He is interested in interrogating and responding to the void that exists in visual representations of desires, identities, gender, sexualities, love and relationships, in contemporary queer culture. He won the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2016. His work has been exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2014), The Photographers Gallery, London (2015), FotoFest, Houston (2015), GFEST, London (2015) and sepiaEYE, New York (2016).

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