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Supranav Dash was born and brought up in Kolkata, India. He currently lives and works from New York City.

After finishing his Diploma in Fine Arts from RKMIC under Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Dash assisted ace commercial photographer Gautam Sengupta for four years. In 2002, he embarked on a career in Fashion/ Advertising/ Editorial Photography from Kolkata and later went on to work with Jeena Mitra Banik for DNA-Me magazine, Mumbai. Their successful partnership ended in 2009 when Dash moved to NYC and enrolled in a BFA Photography program.



2013   BFA Photography ( with Honors), School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2001   Bachelor in Commerce ( Accountancy), Calcutta University, India



2014   Aperture Summer Open - Juried Competition & Exhibition

2014   American Photography 30 Selected

2014   Photo l.a., Emerging Focus - Grand Prize Winner - Portraiture

2014   Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards, Finalist - Portraiture, Finalist - 'Savage & Serene' theme

2014   5th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition, PPAC - Finalist

2014   Visible White: Photo & Video Prize, 3rd Edition - Finalist

2014   LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013 - Finalist

2013   PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2014, Nominated

2013   AI-AP International Motion Arts Awards 2, Selected Winner - Multimedia

2013   APA /  Lucie Foundation Scholarship Award - Shortlisted (Pro)

2013   Eddie Adams XXVI Barnstorm Alumni

2013   Critical Mass Finalist

2013   International Photography Awards (IPA), Third Prize Winner - Fine Art Portraiture (Non-Pro)

2013   International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mention - Moving Images (Non-Pro)

2013   PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris, Second Prize Winner - Press category

2013   One Life 2013 - Finalist

2013   Slideluck XVII Photoville, Multimedia - Selected Winner

2013   Global SOFA Grant (Human rights) - Finalist

2013   International Kontinent Awards, Shortlisted - Fine Arts Projects

2013   'Identities' - Director's Honorable mention, The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO

2013   New York Photo Festival 'My Story' Winner

2013   The 5th Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards, Grand Prize Winner - Portraiture

2013   The WPGA/ Love Awards, First Prize Winner - Portraiture

2013   London International Creative Competition, Shortlisted - Multimedia

2013   London International Creative Competition, Honorable Mention - Fine Art Portraiture

2013   The SVA Alumni Society Award, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2013   Mentors Program, BFA Photography Dept., School of Visual Arts, NYC

2011   Exposure 2011 - Finalist 

2010   WPGA/ The Pollux Awards, Fine Art (non-pro) - Finalist



2014   Aperture Summer Open, Curated by Chris Boot, Aperture Foundation, NYC

2014   Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards.  Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014   5th Annual CPC&E, Curated Brian Clamp & Mary Ellen Mark,  Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA

2014   Visible White: You See Me, Curated by Paul di Felice & Marinella Paderni.  FSM Gallery, Florence, Italy

2014   LensCulture Exposure Awards - Finalists,  London College of Communication, London, UK

2014   New York Photo Awards ( 2013 ) Finalists, The PowerHouse Arena, NYC

2014   Emerging Focus - Finalists,  Photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA

2014   International Photography Awards ( Winners 2013 ),  Photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA

2013   Multimedia Slideshow ( Marginal Trades Video),  Slideluck XVII Photoville, Curated by Kira Pollack, NYC

2013   Multimedia Slideshow ( Marginal Trades Video),  AI-AP International Motion Arts Awards 2, NYC

2013   Identities,  Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum. The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO.

2013   Degrees of Separation, Curated by Richard Brooks. SVA Gallery, NYC

2013   "My Story", The New York Photo Festival. The PowerHouse Arena, NYC

2013   Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards.  Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013   Mentors, Curated by Stephen Frailey. Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, NYC, 

           ( Mentor: Sarah Meister / Curator, Dept. of Photography, MoMA, NYC )

2013   Senior Thesis Show, BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC

2013   Threads, Curated by Antonio Pulgarin. BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC

2013   Personal Manifestos II, Curated by Antonio Pulgarin. BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC

2012   Bob Ross Lives: Installations, Curated by Peter Garfield. BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC

2011   This Funny Worship: Fashion Photography, Curated by Janusz Kawa. BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC

2010   0-K-255: The Digital B-W Show, Curated by Matt Wilson. BFA Photo Gallery, SVA, NYC



Bierand. Doug, "Glitched Images You'd Never Think Were Photographs,"  Wired, August 05, 2014

Vroons. Eric, "Ode to Remembrance," GUP #41 : Professions, May 28, 2014

Waterman. Jill, "Inside Selection: Supranav Dash, Marginal Trades," PDN Edu, March 12, 2014

Thottam. Jyoti, "Disappearing Trades: Portraits of India's Obsolete Professions,"   Time Lightbox, August 20, 2013 

Brooks. Katherine, "Photo Series Documents The 'Dying' Professions of India,"  Huffington Post, August 30, 2013

Brooks. Margaret,  "The Lost Generation: Portraits Of India's Vanishing Jobs,"  Fast Co. Design, September 17, 2013

Crager. Jack, "Human Touch,"  American Photo Magazine, Issue: Jan/Feb 2014

Gaskell. Nathaniel, "Marginal Trades," Tasveer Journal, September 13, 2013

Rabarison. Karolle,  "Everything-Wallahs,"  The Morning News, September 03, 2013

Zhang. Michael, "Photo's of India's Endangered Professions,"  PetaPixel, August 26, 2013

El-sawy. Tewfic, "Trades Portraits,"  The Travel Photographer, August 21, 2013