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Artist Talk: Sunil Gupta

POSTED: 13 January 2021

Sunil Gupta discusses his life, photography and activism with writer and curator Mason Leaver-Yap.

A person laid on a wooden bed under a white shroud. Their eyes are closed.
Artist Sunil Gupta speaking at the online event. He wears glasses and a grey shirt.
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. 


Purchase our latest photography book, Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternitypublished to accompany the exhibition.

Watch a Curators Talk discussing Gupta's work and broad career, with Autograph's Director Mark Sealy and Karen McQuaid, Senior Curator at The Photographers' Gallery.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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


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

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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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.