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Sunil Gupta Artist Talk

Sunil Gupta x Mason Leaver-Yap

POSTED: 13 January 2021

The artist discusses his life, photography and activism

Born in New Delhi, India, relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying at the Royal College of Art in London, Sunil Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s.

The artist was recently in conversation with writer and curator Mason Leaver-Yap, part of the major exhibition From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective at The Photographers' Gallery. If you missed this online event, you can still hear Gupta discuss his life, photography and activism in the video below.


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event organised by

Artist Talk: Sunil Gupta was organised by The Photographers' Gallery.

exhibition supported by

Exhibition programme supported by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation.

Banner image: Sunil Gupta, Shroud [detail], 1999, from the series From Here To Eternity. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery.

Discover more: 1) Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternity, published by Autograph. 2) Sunil Gupta, Untitled #05 [detail] from the series The New Pre-Raphaelites, 2008. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. 3) Sunil Gupta, Bikram [detail], Delhi, India. From the series Mr Malhotra's Party, 2007. © and courtesy the artist.