b. India, 1988
Based in Calcutta, Soham Gupta’s work constantly moves between the realm of documentary photography, art and the written word. He responds to themes of loneliness and isolation, of abuse and pain, of scarred pasts and uncertain futures, sexual tensions and existential dilemmas.
In 2018, Soham was selected by The British Journal of Photography as one of sixteen emerging photographers from more than 500 nominations made by a global panel of experts. In the same year, his book, « Angst » published by Akina Books was shortlisted for the Les Prix du Livre: Photo and Text Book Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles and the Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation First Photobook Award.
He was one of the invited artists participating at the 58th La Biennale di Venezia curated by Ralph Rugoff in 2019. In the same year, Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany acquired a major number of prints from the series, « Angst » which in 2021 were in an active and multifaceted dialogue with the work of Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Irving Penn - Soham's spiritual predecessors.
Soham is currently part of a group exhibition, After August Sander at MGK Siegen, Germany.
From 28th January 2022 to 2nd June 2022, he is also having his first solo show in France, at the Maison Robert Doisneau.