This Engagement Talk features Roy Mehta
Since he became a photographer, Mehta's work has regularly engaged in different ways with cultural identity, through images presented in ‘REVIVAL, LONDON 1989-1993’ and his other books and projects such as ‘DISTANT RELATIONS’ and ‘COASTLINE’.
He is drawn to seeing how photography can offer us an opportunity to reflect on our common histories and celebrate our respective identities. His work explores how different cultures and identities touch, engage and interweave.
As part of this process he has recently been making new work in Mumbai, India exploring a city that he could have gown up in had his family not moved to the UK. This new work explores second-generation immigration and the resulting cross-cultural fluidity.
In a similar way his work also explores what we consider to be ‘nature’, as in his recent series ‘Lockdown’ where he uses image and text to interpret the current Pandemic.
His work is in the permanent collections of Autograph, Historic England, The Library of Birmingham, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery and IKS Collection, Germany.
His archive is available through THE LAURA NOBLE GALLERY: https://www.lauraannnoble.com/artist#/roy-mehta
He has recently been working on a major archive of photographs that he made in NW London c.1989 recently published by Hoxton Mini Press in a new book, 'REVIVAL, LONDON 1989-1993. This work will be presented in a solo exhibition, curated by Laura Noble in NW London as part of BRENT 2020 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE in March 2022. Supported by Brent 2020 London Bororugh of Culture and Arts Council England.
He has been regularly commissioned to produce work for advertising agencies and for a range of editorial clients.
He is also a senior lecturer on the BA Photojournalism and Documentary course at LCC, London
Engagement Talks - is a series of online talks run by the RPS Documentary group with established and upcoming photographers working on documentary and long term projects. Watch our Events pages for more details and booking information.
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