Untitled, March 2012, 2010–2012
Inkjet Print, 16 x 16 inches,
Hahnemühle Bamboo Matt FineArt, Printed in 2018, Edition 2/9 + 2 Artist Proofs, signed in ink on back
Courtesy of the artist
Anoop Ray grew up in the quaint town of Kishangarh Bas in Rajasthan. He completed
his B.F.A. in painting at Amity University in Noida, India (2013). Ray’s photographic work
revolves around personal narratives and vanishing cultures. Alta is a small handmade
photobook on the last rites of his mother. Friends and Their Friends portrays the intimate
relationships among Ray’s friends as they changed over the years. His portraits from the
series Theatre of Real Life documents the elderly people in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He also
visited his ancestral home, Kolkata, to document Mother Teresa’s legacy in West Bengal.
He has extensively documented the disappearing nomadic ironsmiths who belong to the
Gadia Lohar community in Rajasthan.
Ray’s work has been exhibited at Artarea Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (2016); Galerie Lichtblick,
Cologne, Germany (2015); India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2009); Alliance Française,
Pondicherry (2015); Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (2014); and
National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (2015), among others. He is currently teaching at
the Indian Institute of Photography, Noida.