New Delhi, Delhi, India
Anoop Ray grew up in a quaint town, Kishangarh-bas, nestled between the Aravallis, Rajasthan. He completed his BFA in Painting from Amity University, Noida in 2013. He earned his Diploma in Photography from Academy for Photographic Excellence, New Delhi in 2009. Ray works predominantly in the medium of photograph, but includes painting in his large-scale installations.
His photographic work revolves around personal narratives and vanishing cultures. He made a small handmade photobook Alta (Traditional Vermillion) on the last rites of his mother. His project Friends and Their Friends portrays the intimate relationships among his friends as they changed over the years. His portraits from the series Theatre of Real Life documents the elderly people in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. He has revisited his ancestral home town to document Mother Teresa’s Legacy in West Bengal and has extensively documented the dying Gadia Lohar tribe in Rajasthan.
Ray has exhibited at India Habitat Centre, Alliance Française, IGNCA and NID amongst other places in India. He has also exhibited at Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016 in Georgia & the Galerie Lichtblick in Germany. Currently, his work titled Friends and Their Friends is being exhibited at the FotoFest International in Houston.
His personal artistic practice consists of documenting “Friends and Their￼ Friends”. For this, I was recently awarded a scholarship by the inaugural Charles Jing Fellowships as a prominent contemporary Indian photographer. The scholarship was worth USD 20,000.
2018 - Career-Changing Award, 2010 - Best Photographer Award, 2010 - Winner in Grisaille-Monochromatic Painting, 2009 - Photography Award
- Still life