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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.
Sunil Gupta, From Here to Eternity
Published in association with The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
Edited and introduced by Mark Sealy
Designed Fraser Muggeridge Studio
196 p. 21 x 29,7 cm