Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER


I hoped to repeat my experience of Christopher Street in New York, except now in London and in colour. It wasn’t to be. Even what appeared to be a concentration of gay life was not dense enough to create its own public space, so I was getting either huge gaps between people or a crowd of very mixed people. I decided to abandon an exclusively gay subject and started concentrating on whatever caught my eye—migrants, people of colour, gay men, elderly people out and about on their own.

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog
© Sunil Gupta by courtesy of STANLEY/BARKER
Sunil Gupta - London 1982 - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: London 1982 by Sunil Gupta published by STANLEY/BARKER 2022 | ISBN: 978-1-913288-31-0 | Pages: 124 | Cover: OTA / PVC Jacket / Silk screened | Size: 200×285 mm. Available here.


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Sunil Gupta (b. 1953 New Delhi, India) moved to Canada as a teenager in the late 1960s, studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Concordia University, Montreal before moving to New York and enrolling in a photography course at the New School, NY, USA (1976). He went on to receive: a Diploma from West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK (1981); an MA from Royal College of Art, London, UK (1983); and a PhD from the University of Westminster, London, UK (2019).

Over a career spanning more than four decades, Gupta has maintained a visionary approach to photography, producing bodies of work that are pioneering in their social and political commentary. The artist’s diasporic experience of multiple cultures informs a practice dedicated to themes of race, migration and queer identity. -> Hales Gallery, New York & London

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