In this on-going series of 'in conversations' hear from leading individuals talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to the medium. They are discussing their work with those who know them and their work.
Sunil Gupta HonFRPS in conversation with Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery
Sunil was awarded a RPS Honorary Fellowship in 2020
Sunil Gupta was born in New Delhi, India, Sunil Gupta relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s. Subversive, impulsive, personal and political, Sunil Gupta's socially engaged projects have focused on such issues as family, race, migration and the complexities and taboos of sexuality and homosexual life. His work has been instrumental in raising awareness around the political realities concerning the fight for international gay rights and of making visible the tensions between tradition and modernity, public and private, the body and body politics.
His first major retrospective exhibition offering a complex and layered view of his unique transcontinental photographic vision opened at The Photographers' Gallery, London, last year, to great acclaim. It was curated by Mark Sealy, of Autograph, in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery and the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto. See: https://www.sunilgupta.net/
The 'in conversation' will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat or can be emailed in advance. The event is free or by donation, and we ask that you register in advance. A Zoom link will be emailed two days beforehand.
All talks and their recordings (where available) in the series can be seen here: https://rps.org/awardstalks
Find out more about the RPS Awards here: https://rps.org/about/annual-awards/
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