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Supranav Dash was born and brought up in/ around Kolkata, India. He is currently based in New York City. His work examines the notions of identity, displacement, gender, race, the caste-class struggle in the context of the contemporary Indian culture and the modern globalization initiative.

Dash was mentored by Sarah Meister ( Curator, Dept. of Photography, MoMA, NYC ) and Thesis Advisor Billy Sullivan ( painter) for his BFA. He worked with Dan Leers ( Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, PA ) for his Independent Study. While in India, Dash finishing his Adv. Diploma in Fine Arts under maestro painter Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and went on to work as a commercial photographer for more than 8 years.

Supranav is an Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXVI Alumni, and was selected for the Aperture Summer Open and American Photography 30. He was nominated for the 2014 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch; and shortlisted for Critical Mass, the Lucie Foundation Scholarship Award, the Global SOFA Grant and the Kontinent Award. He has won Grand prizes and places in Portraiture at KLPA, WPGA, Emerging Focus @photo l.a., PX3, IPA, NYPF, NYPHA competitions and had his work group exhibited in New York City, London, Florence, Bologna, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Colorado and PA. His 'Marginal Trades' multimedia piece was curated by Kira Pollack (Time Inc.) for Slideluck- Photoville, and showcased at AI-AP Int'l Motion Arts Award 2 and the Transizioni Festival, Bologna.

Dash's projects have received worldwide recognition and has been featured in numerous publications worldwide including Time Lightbox, Wired, Huffington Post, American Photo, Fast Company-Design, Lens Culture, SDN, Photographic Museum of Humanity, GUP magazine, DOC! magazine, PDN Edu, aCurator, Tasveer Journal, The Morning News, PetaPixel among others.

 

 

EDUCATION

2013   BFA Photography ( with Honors ), School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2001   Bachelor in Commerce ( Accountancy ), Calcutta University, India
1994   Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts ( Painting ), Rama Krishna Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta, India

 

AWARDS & MENTIONS

2014   Aperture Summer Open - Juried Competition & Exhibition
2014   American Photography 30 Selected
2014   Photo l.a., Emerging Focus - Grand Prize Winner - Portraiture
2014   SVA BFA Photography Alumni (Photoville) Invitational
2014   "Photo World", The New York Photo Festival - Student Documentary Series Winner
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   B&W Spider Awards, Nominee - Portraiture
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   One Eyeland Awards, Third 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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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 by Brian Clamp & Mary Ellen Mark,  Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA
2014   Transizioni Fotografia in Movimento - Multimedia, Bologna, Italy
2014   SVA BFA Photography Alumni Invitational, Curated by Stephen Frailey, Photoville, NYC
2014   "Photo World", The New York Photo Festival - Winners Exhibition. The PowerHouse Arena, NYC
2014   The Collective Other, Curated by Tiffany Smith & Antonio Pulgarin, SVA BFA Gallery, NYC
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

 

SELECT PRESS

aCurator  |  Grahame. Julie, "Marginal Trades," January 20, 2015
GUP Blog  |  Oktober Matthews. Katherine, "An Art of Corruption," November 11, 2014
doc! Photo Magazine  |  Kosmala. Grzegorz, "Marginal Trades," Issue: #27/28, November 26, 2014
Wired  |  Bierand. Doug, "Glitched Images You'd Never Think Were Photographs," August 05, 2014
GUP #41  |  Vroons. Eric, "Ode to Remembrance," #Professions, May 28, 2014
PDN Edu  |  Waterman. Jill, "Inside Selection: Supranav Dash, Marginal Trades," March 12, 2014
Time Lightbox  |  Thottam. Jyoti, "Disappearing Trades: Portraits of India's Obsolete Professions," August 20, 2013
Huffington Post  |  Brooks. Katherine, "Photo Series Documents The 'Dying' Professions of India," August 30, 2013
Fast Co. Design  |  Brooks. Margaret,  "The Lost Generation: Portraits Of India's Vanishing Jobs," September 17, 2013
American Photo Magazine  |  Crager. Jack, "Human Touch," Issue: Jan/Feb 2014
Tasveer Journal  |  Gaskell. Nathaniel, "Marginal Trades," September 13, 2013
The Morning News  |  Rabarison. Karolle,  "Everything-Wallahs," September 03, 2013
PetaPixel  |  Zhang. Michael, "Photo's of India's Endangered Professions," August 26, 2013
The Travel Photographer  |  El-sawy. Tewfic, "Trades Portraits," August 21, 2013