Sandeepʼs works explore the intersections between religion, spirituality and sexuality often questioning our current moral values system established through a mass blind acceptance of a generalised truth.
His unique visual style, Indian in its aesthetics, uses colours and symbolisms to further his stories. His approach towards staged portraiture creates a tension between what is real and what is fiction. By challenging widely held understandings of Indian culture, he employs a narrative style that blurs the lines between reality and fiction often forcing the viewer to think about parallel interpretations of contemporary beliefs. A recipient of several awards, he has regularly displayed his works at exhibitions and photo festivals both in India and internationally.
Sandeep is also involved in other endeavours. He heads a venture dedicated to the upliftment of Indian Handicrafts, is the Creative Head at Lensational – a UK based NGO working towards women empowerment through photography, and teaches the craft of story telling to individuals whose stories are often ignored by main stream media.
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AWARDS AND EXHIBITS
Egaro Photo Festival, Agartala, Tripura, India 2017 – “Elysium”
Fòcas Scotland – Commissioned by the British Council and Creative Scotland as part of the ‘UK/India Year of Culture 2017’ to make new lens-based work that shall travel through UK and India during 2018 – Edinburgh, UK 2017
Invited by ‘Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality’ to exhibit a self-curated collection as part of an international conference on Sex Education. – Bikaner house, New Delhi, November 2017
Disappearing Dialogues , Group Show, Bikaner House, New Delhi – November 2017 – “Medina Bhavan – The last bastion of the Maihar Gharana”
An Lanntair Arts Centre, Isle of Lewis, UK 2017 – “Elysium”
A Surreal Vision, Group Show, Loosen Art, Italy 2017 – “Elysium”
The Realm of Queer Desires – India Culture Lab, Mumbai, India 2017 “Tṛtīya Prakṛti” (Third Nature)
One Fest Goa – Goa, India 2016 – “Elysium”
Addis Foto Festival, Ethiopia 2016 – “Elysium”
MerchantsOfCool features “Manthan” as part of a curated series of works by renowned fine art photographers of India. – 2016
Part 10 internationally selected group of artists for a collaborative research program titled “Disappearing Dialogues” in Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh. Works to be exhibited at Bikaner House, New Delhi – 2016.
Public House Of Art, Amsterdam, Launch of “Elysium”. 2016.
LensCulture.com, USA, February 2016 – Featured Collection – “Elysium”
LensCulture.com, USA, January 2016 – Featured on the homepage – “smaraNa – A Recollection”
Invited by IIT for TechFest -2015, Mumbai 2015
Named by Homegrown as one of the top 9 artists in India who are exploring sex and sexuality in important ways – 2016
Dali International Photography Festival, China 2015 – “Protean”
Athens International Photo Festival, Greece 2015 – “Fighting Into Oblivion”
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India 2015 – “Epistolize”
Goa International Photography Festival, Goa, India 2015 – “Protean”
Focus Photography Festival – Mumbai, India 2015 – “Dancing Into Oblivion”
Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai, India 2013 – “Katkari”
Director’s Choice Award – Adjudged by Mr. Arko Dutta – World Press Photo Of the Year Winner, Mumbai 2012
PX3, Paris, France – HON. MENTION – 2011
PX3, Paris, France – HON. MENTION – 2012
PX3, Paris, France – HON. MENTION – 2013
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, USA – Nominee 2012
FORBES INDIA magazine – 3RD PLACE (BATTLE OF THE INDIA’S CONTEST) 2011
LONELY PLANET Magazine – TOP 50 Emerging Photographers in India 2010