Gauri Gill

Gauri Gill

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Gauri Gill is a contemporary photographer based in Delhi. One of the well reputed and respected photographers of present times, Gill is a recipient of numerous awards and honours. She received Canada's most prestigious contemporary photography award, Grange Prize in 2011. She has also collaborated with many artists for photographing contemporary art. In 2012, she curated an exhibition called Transportraits: Women and Mobility in the City, which dealt with the theme of woman safety. The Americans, 1984 notebook, Fields of Sight, The Mark on the Wall, Jannat, Balika Mela, Birth Series and Ruined Rainbow are among her collective works.


She hails from Chandigarh, born in the year 1970. Her education was completed at Delhi. Later she moved to US to do advanced studies in photography. She completed BFA in Photography at the Parsons School of Design, New York in 1994, and MFA in Photography at Stanford University in 2002. She spent many years of her career using photography to document the lives of her Indian American family and friends, and the collection was titled - The Americans (2000-2007). Thus she created a visual diary of immigrants.


She continued her studies on marginalized communities in rural Rajasthan for about a decade and released it as Notes from the Desert. The work process is still going on. She has put on a lot of efforts and hard work, and spent a lot of time to bring out rare themes for her photography works and collections. She co-founded and edited Camerawork Delhi a free newsletter, aside Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh in 2007. She has been named as "one of India's most respected photographers" by the New York Times.

Published: November 23, 2018

Updated: November 23, 2018

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