Lot#46 || Nemai Ghosh (1990 - 2012)

Inkjet print on archival paper (set of 3)
Signed Nemai Ghosh
25.00 x 20.00 in

Estimate   50,000 - ₹ 75,000

Originally acquired from Delhi Art Gallery
Edition 1/6. Nemai Ghosh was a self-taught documentary photographer of Bengali cinema and theatre. Ghosh was the visual biographer of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Ghosh, renowned for his monochrome analog photography, primarily in natural light, went beyond capturing stills on film sets to candidly capture actors and crew during breaks. Ghosh’s passion for film and theatre led him to photograph well-known figures and personalities from that world. Ray likened Ghosh to a photographic Boswell, documenting the creation of Ray’s films and various aspects of Bengali theater, Indian artists and tribes, and his beloved city of Kolkata. Ghosh’s artistic pursuits extended to tracking Indian painters and artists like Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, and Benodebehari Mukherjee. Additionally, he ventured into photographing local communities and tribes across India, from Bastar in Chhattisgarh to Kutch in Gujarat, among other places.
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