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Anoop Ray

Lot 1

Untitled, March 2012, 2010–2012


Inkjet Print, 16 x 16 inches, Hahnemühle Bamboo Matt FineArt, Printed in 2018, Edition 2/9 + 2 Artist Proofs, signed in ink on back

Courtesy of the artist


Anoop Ray grew up in the quaint town of Kishangarh Bas in Rajasthan. He completed his B.F.A. in painting at Amity University in Noida, India (2013). Ray’s photographic work revolves around personal narratives and vanishing cultures. Alta is a small handmade photobook on the last rites of his mother. Friends and Their Friends portrays the intimate relationships among Ray’s friends as they changed over the years. His portraits from the series Theatre of Real Life documents the elderly people in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He also visited his ancestral home, Kolkata, to document Mother Teresa’s legacy in West Bengal. He has extensively documented the disappearing nomadic ironsmiths who belong to the Gadia Lohar community in Rajasthan.

Ray’s work has been exhibited at Artarea Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (2016); Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany (2015); India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2009); Alliance Française, Pondicherry (2015); Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (2014); and National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (2015), among others. He is currently teaching at the Indian Institute of Photography, Noida.

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