Sunil Gupta | We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference

2022

Paperback 21 cm x 13.3 cm

ISBN: 1597115282

195 pages

Published by Aperture

 

We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference offers an unparalleled firsthand account of the influential photographer and curator Sunil Gupta's writing and critical inquiry since the 1980's. Newspaper articles, speeches, an essays show Gupta's crucial role at the center of grassroots queer and postcolonial organizing throughout an artistic career lived among Canada, the UK, and India. In his pieces about homosexuality in Indian cities, the AIDS crisis. the Black Arts Movement, and key figures including Joy Gregory and Robert Mapplethorpe, Gupta foregrounds the power of cultural questioning given forms of identity, Gupta offers artists and curators multiple strategies of resistance, carving out space for new ways of imagining what it might mean to live, love and create.

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