Prabuddha Dasgupta was a self-taught photographer who grew up in the cultural chaos of post-colonial India. Although he studied to be a historian, he started his career as a copywriter before turning to photography.
In 1996, Prabuddha Dasgupta’s controversial collection of portraits and nudes of urban Indian women titled “Women” was published, with the intent of reinstating the nude to its rightful place in the Indian cultural discourse.
In the decade that followed, Prabuddha pursued a variety of photographic projects, unapologetically straddling the two worlds of commissioned and artistic work. He brought a bold, individualistic sensibility that very quickly placed him in the ranks of major photographic talent in the country. His second book “Ladakh,” a personal exploration of India’s frontier wilderness, was published in 2000. “Edge of Faith,” a collection of portraits of the Catholic community in Goa, was published in 2009.