Subversive, whimsical, personal, and political, Gupta’s projects have done much to raise awareness concerning the taboos of homosexual life throughout the modern world.
Born in New Delhi, India, residing for several years in Montreal, Canada, and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, England, Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s, focusing on family, race, migration, and the political realities concerning the fight for international gay rights.
Curated by Mark Sealy (Autograph, London) this collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery (London) and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto) offers a complex and layered view of Gupta’s unique transcontinental photographic vision.Read More
This exhibition project is in development at Autograph. From Here to Eternity will open at The Photographers' Gallery (London) in autumn 2020, and Ryerson Image Center (Toronto) in autumn 2021. We will update this page with our research and progress. Join our mailing list to receive news about Autograph's work.
Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi, India/Canada/UK) was educated at the Royal College of Art, London, England, and received a PhD from the University of Westminster, England.
Gupta’s work uses independent photography as a critical practice, focusing on race, migration, and queer issues.
His recent show (with Charan Singh), Dissent and Desire was presented at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2018) and his project Christopher Street 1976, published in 2018 (Stanley Barker) was presented at Hales Gallery in New York (2019).
Co-organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto, Canada), in collaboration with Autograph (London, UK).
Banner image: Sunil Gupta , Untitled #2, The New Pre-Raphaelites, 2008. Commissioned by Autograph.
Page images, from top left: 1) Sunil Gupta, Diepriye, Delhi, India. From the series Mr Malhotra's Party, 2007. 2) Sunil Gupta, Akshara, Delhi, India. From the series Mr Malhotra's Party, 2007. 3) Sunil Gupta. Photograph by Mark Sealy, March 2019. 4) Sunil Gupta, Bikram, Delhi, India. From the series Mr Malhotra's Party, 2007. 5) Sunil Gupta, Gay [detail], Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill Gate, London, UK. From the series Reflections on the Black Experience, 1986. 6) Sunil Gupta, Pupil [detail], 1986. From Reflections on the Black Experience. 7) Sunil Gupta, Babe / Fist, 1999. From the series From Here to Eternity.