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Serena Chopra

Lot 18

Night-Time, Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries (17), 2008

ESTIMATE: $4,250

Selenium-toned Silver Gelatin Print, Printed in 2016, Edition 1/3, 19 x 19 inches, signed on back on archival label

Courtesy of the artist and sepiaEYE Gallery, New York, NY


Serena Chopra was born in Secunderabad, India. Her first body of work from Bhutan, South Asia, was exhibited as solo shows in New Delhi, Bhutan, and New York. In 2016–17, the work was exhibited in five cities throughout India. The publication of this work, Bhutan: A Certain Modernity (New Delhi: Photoink, 2006), contains a foreword written by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.

The Partition Museum in Amritsar, India, has recently commissioned Chopra to photograph people, victims, witnesses, and survivors from Pakistan and India whose lives were affected by Independence and the ensuing Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. Chopra’s large-scale portraits frame the entrance of the museum that opened in August 2017.

Chopra’s work has been included in numerous group shows, including the Travel Photo Jaipur Festival, India (2016). Chopra’s other publications include The Ancients: Bhutan Diaries (New Delhi: Limited Editions, 2015) and Along the Ganga (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2016). She is currently working on a new project entitled Himalayan Diaries.

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