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Sunil Gupta x Jermaine Frances

POSTED: 09 February 2021

Sunil Gupta talks to Jermaine Francis about documentary practices, the problematics of defining black photography and the formation of Autograph.

Sunil Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s, focusing on race, migration, and queer issues. One of the founding members of Autograph, he has been inspirational to generations of photographic activists and LGBTQ+ rights campaigners.

As part of his major retrospective From Here to Eternity at The Photographers' Gallery, Gupta sat down with Jermaine Francis to unpack his photographic processes, politically and socially aware art, and life and love as a Gay Indian man.

Please note, this exhibition and film contains nudity and language of a sexual nature.

Find out more

While The Photographers' Gallery is temporarily closed watch a new film with Sunil Gupta, a personal tour of his exhibition.

Watch the artist's conversation with writer and curator Mason Leaver-Yap, discussing Gupta's life, photography and activism.

Purchase our latest photography book, Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternitypublished to accompany the exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery.

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Photographers in Conversation: Sunil Gupta & Jermaine Francis was created by The Photographers' Gallery.

Exhibition in collaboration with

From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective is co-organised by The Photographer's Gallery and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto, Canada), in collaboration with Autograph.

exhibition supported by

Exhibition programme supported by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation.

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.