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Sunil Gupta courtesy of the artist

Sunil Gupta

Arnold Newman Lecture Series on Photography

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

Join us for a virtual presentation with artist Sunil Gupta, whose work is featured in This Is Britain: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Kara Felt, exhibition curator and former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the National Gallery’s department of photographs, will moderate the conversation.

About Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta (born in New Delhi, 1953) is a photographer, curator, writer, and activist. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Gupta has maintained a visionary approach to photography, producing bodies of work with trenchant social and political commentary. The artist's diasporic experience of multiple cultures informs a practice dedicated to themes of race, migration and queer identity―his own lived experience a point of departure for photographic projects, born from a desire to see himself and others like him represented in art history. Gupta’s work has been exhibited internationally and published in numerous monographs and catalogues. 

Gupta migrated to Canada at the age of fifteen. He was educated in photography at the New School, New York (1976), West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey (1981), and the Royal College Art, London (1983). He earned a PhD from the University of Westminster, London (2019) with a thesis titled "Queer Migrations." His latest publication is We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference: Selected Writings (Aperture, October 2022). Gupta lives and works in London.