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  1. b. India, 1988


    Based in Calcutta, Soham Gupta’s work constantly moves between the realm of documentary photography, art and the written word. He responds to themes of loneliness and isolation, of abuse and pain, of scarred pasts and uncertain futures, sexual tensions and existential dilemmas.

    In 2018, Soham was selected by The British Journal of Photography as one of sixteen emerging photographers from more than 500 nominations made by a global panel of experts. In the same year, his book, « Angst » published by Akina Books was shortlisted for the Photo and Text Book Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles, France.



    O Night of Photography, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia (2018)

    O Nuit de l’Année, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France (2018) 

    O Festival Influences, Tisseurs d'Images, Beaucouzé, France (2018) 

    O JaipurPhoto - curated by Aaron Schuman (2018)

    O 13th Angkor Photo Festival, Alumni Showcase (2017)

    O Cosmos Arles Books, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France (2017)

    O Voies Off, Arles, France (2017)

    O Jeune Création Gallery, les Grands Voisins, Paris (2017)

    O 67 th Jeune Création , Espace pour l’art Gallery, Arles (2017)

    O 67 th Jeune Création, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Pantin (2017)

    O Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Wales, UK (2017)

    O Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal (2016)

    O Rencontres de la Jeune Photographie Internationale, France (2016)

    O Chennai Photo Biennale, India (2016)

    O FISHBAR, London - Curated by Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling (2015)

    O Delhi Photo Festival, India (2015)

    O Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand (2015)

    O Chobimela, Bangladesh - Confluence, curated by Françoise Callier and Sohrab Hura (2015)

    O 10th Angkor Photo Festival, Alumni Showcase (2014)

    O Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Calcutta; curated by Ronny Sen  (2012)

    O Duboys Galerie, Paris; curated by Dominique Charlet and Fabien Charuau (2011)




    Angst | Published by Akina Books | 2018

    [Shortlisted for the Photo-Text Book Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles, France





    O Jury Member, COSMOS PDF AWARD 2018 at Arles, France

    O British Journal of Photography's ONES TO WATCH: The Talent Issue, 2018

    O Winner of COSMOS PDF AWARD 2017 at Arles, France



    O Nominated for the 2018 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

    O Nominated for the 2017 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

    O Nominated for the 2017 Foam Museum Paul Huf Award

    O Nominated for the 2016 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

    O Nominated for the 2014 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

    O Nominated for the 2013 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass



    Diploma in Photojournalism, at the Asian Center for Journalism (2012-13)

    A World Press Photo partner organization at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines



    O Workshop with Michael Ackerman and Lorenzo Castore, Lighthouse, Calcutta (2018)

    O Bookmaking Workshop with AKINA Books (2017)

    O Indian Photography Ambassador to The Netherlands invited by Dutch Culture (2016)

    O Artist-in-resident at a Residency organized by CACP Villa Perochon, Niort (2016)

    O Bookmaking Workshop with Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling, Delhi Photo Festival (2015)

    O Assistant to Kosuke Okahara’s book-making workshop organized in Calcutta (2014)

    O Participant at the Angkor Photo Workshop with Antoine d'Agata and Sohrab Hura (2013)

    O Participant at the Changing Ideas Workshop by Jonathan Torgovnik and Kate Edwards (2011)