Artist Talk

Wed 28 Oct 2020
6:30pm (GMT)

In partnership with The Photographers' Gallery

About the Event

Hear Sunil Gupta discuss his life, photography and activism at this online event. Born in New Delhi, India, relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying at the Royal College of Art in London, Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s. 

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.

Gupta will be 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. 

Book Tickets

Tickets to this online event are pay-what-you-can, book on The Photographers' Gallery website.


Sunil Gupta was born in New Delhi, India in 1953 and moved to Montreal with his family in the late 1960s, where his interest in photography was stimulated. In the late 1970s, he lived in New York, where he studied photography at the New School for Social Research under Lisette Model. Gutpa then moved to London, England, to continue his studies at the Royal College of Art.

He has exhibited widely all over the world and published several books, including 2011 Queer (Vadehra Art Gallery/Prestel 2011) and Wish You Were Here (Yoda Press, New Delhi 2008). He works as a photographer, writer and curator out of London and Delhi, seeking to promote a greater understanding of questions regarding representation, sexuality, access and cultural differences.


From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective

Until 24 Jan 2021 at The Photographers' Gallery


Find out more

Sunil Gupta in the British Journal of Photography



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


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Images, from top: 1) Sunil Gupta, Shroud, 1999, from the series From Here To Eternity. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. 2) Sunil Gupta, Untitled #9 [detail], 2010. From the series Sun City. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. 3) Sunil Gupta, Untitled #22, 1976, from the series Christopher Street. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery.