Pictures from Here
Pictures from Here by Sunil Gupta. First edition (2003). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. Signed by Sunil Gupta to front end page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Pictures from Here
GUPTA’s story unfolds in this artist’s monograph. His photographs, both political and intimate, address being a gay Indian man in Europe living between cultures. Born in New Delhi in 1953. Gupta grew up in Montreal before studying photography in New York and London. Initially choosing reportage photography to express himself. He later moved to a more inventive, fictional style. Integrating details of his domestic life and also his fight against HIV with a broader political agenda. Gupta’s work has been widely published and exhibited in North America and Europe (including at the Tate Gallery, London). It also has a seminal place in the story of Black artists’ engagement with issues of personal and cultural identity. This is the first monograph surveying Gupta's career to date.
“Determined to break the silence surrounding masculinity, male sexuality and desire. What really propels the work is the drama of confronting the tensions which have shaped his experience and his practice. Between tradition and modernity, being a gay Indian man, educated and living in the West. Also between public and private, personal and political, the body and the body politic. His courageous address to these issues has given a decisive shape to the contemporary debate about difference.” - STUART HALL