Photographers in Conversation: Sunil Gupta

23 March 2021 18:00 - 23 March 2021 19:30

In this session, hosted via Zoom, photographer Sunil Gupta will be speaking to fellow photographer Emily Andersen about his creative practice and the subject matter which most inspires him.

A Q&A will follow the conversation, where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Sunil and Emily.


BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available for this event. Please let us know if you have any additional digital access requirements when you register.


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Speaker Bios

Sunil Gupta HonFRPS, Photographer, Artist, Activist, Archivist, Researcher, Editor, Writer, Educator, Queer.

Gupta is a Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi 1953) MA (Royal College of Art) PhD (University of Westminster) who has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and queer issues. His work has been published extensively, including the monographs: Queer: Sunil Gupta (Prestel/Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011), Wish You Were Here: Memories of a Gay Life (Yoda Press, New Delhi, 2008), and Pictures From Here (Chris Boot Ltd., New York, 2003). His retrospective takes place at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2020) and Ryerson Image Center, Toronto 2021. He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham, Visiting Lecturer at Kingston University and Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.

Emily Andersen, Photographer

Andersen is a London-based artist and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries including: The Photographers’ Gallery, London; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; and China Arts Museum, Shanghai.

A number of her portraits are in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London. She has won awards including the John Kobal prize for portraiture. Her second book Portraits: Black and White was published in 2018. She is a Senior lecturer in theory and practice of photography at Nottingham Trent University.

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Image: Christopher Street, Untitled #22 (New York 1976), Sunil Gupta