SUNIL GUPTA was born in Delhi, India and has spent time living in Canada, London, and New York. His photographs have appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions and are in the permanent collections of museums in the United States, England, and Australia. He writes frequently about gay culture and history.
The first monograph on this important Indian photographer features selections from each of his major series, offering a comprehensive overview of Sunil Gupta’s work to date. Arguably India’s best-known working photographer, Gupta is also a well-known artist, curator and writer. For decades he has explored narratives of contemporary gay life in India and other parts of the world; tackled issues of gender and sexuality; and documented his own experiences living with AIDS. This volume chronicles Gupta’s divergent series, which range from narrative portraits to fictional photo essays. Beautifully reproduced, these photos include his renowned series ‘The Pre-Raphaelites’; heart-rending images of children living in an HIV-positive care center; 1970s street scenes from New York City’s West Village; and his groundbreaking portraits of gay men, women and transgender individuals living in his native country and struggling against homophobic laws and culture. Subversive, whimsical, personal and political, Sunil Gupta’s photographs have done much to raise awareness about-and overcome the taboos of-homosexual life throughout the modern world.
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