Art at Stages, Salons, Streets and Stories
Bruce Guthrie, Lynne Fernandez, Tim Brinkman and Varun Gupta with Sadhana Rao
* Some speakers in this session are participating virtually via Zoom.
Designation: Photographer & Co-Founder Chennai Photo Biennale
Varun Gupta is a commercial photographer, serial-entrepreneur, digital ad-man and a lover of analogue photography who co-founded Chennai Photo Biennale in 2015. His alma maters include Light & Life Academy and the College of Wooster, US. In 2006, he founded Travelling Lens – a company that conducted specialised photography workshops and holidays in remote areas of India. In 2010, Varun began work with Art Chennai (a city-wide arts event) to manage their photography exhibitions with a focus on public engagement through which they organised large exhibitions in train stations and beaches in Chennai.
Photo Seva is one of his long-term portraiture projects where he travels to make portraits of local communities across India with a large-format camera and B&W film. His personal work, a reflection of his nomadic existence has been shown by galleries in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Kochin and Pondicherry. Varun is based in Chennai, India.