Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity traces Sunil Gupta’s life through his personal archive: the snapshots, postcards, letters, posters, and news clippings collected during his long career in photography and activism. These fragments of ephemera are annotated with Gupta’s handwritten notes, mapping a four-decade-long journey investigating the question what does it mean to be a gay Indian man?
Moments from protests, the black arts movement in Britain, the fight for representation in photography and beyond, and Gupta’s work around queer visibility in India are shared – alongside mementoes from friends, family and relationships. What emerges is a powerful, and deeply personal, record of the artist’s struggles, victories, and a life lived through the complex politics of social change.
Published to accompany the major exhibition From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective at The Photographers’ Gallery, London 9 Oct 2020 – 24 Jan 2021; and touring to Ryerson Image Centre Gallery, Toronto autumn 2021.
Published by Autograph, 2020
Edited and introduced by Mark Sealy
Designed Fraser Muggeridge Studio
Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm
Softcover (thread sewn)
Text in English
Published in association with The Photographers' Gallery, London; and Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Bagri Foundation, London.