Amit Mehra was born in New Delhi, India and describes himself as a nomad. His photographic style reflects a nomads yearning for large open spaces, natural light, and exotic atmospheres. His photographic images are joyous and incisive, with great attention given to the light, energy and vitality reflected in his subjects. Amit Mehra has exhibited his stunning photographs in Australia, India, the United Kingdom, France, Japan and Bangladesh.
Amit Mehra has also published a number of photographic books containing his artwork. In 2003, Amit was invited by the President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, to photograph the Rashtrapati Bhawan for the book, Dome Over India. In 2008, Mehra published India: A Timeless Celebration. The book was a celebration of India’s diversity and religious tolerance due to the secular approach of the country’s democracy. Most recently, Mehra published a book called Kashmir, capturing what it was like for the region of Kashmir to live under constant surveillance without photographing the presence of security forces. The result was a stunning range of photographs that are devoid of drama and filled with a melancholic stillness and silence.
In 2011, Amit Mehra was awarded Best Photographer of the Year – Asia, by the Sagamihara City Museum, Japan, on the merit of his book, India: A Timeless Celebration.
Amit Mehra joined Alcaston Gallery’s stable of artists in 2005. His works have been collected by Sagamihara City Museum, Sagamihara, Japan Gabarron Foundation Museum, Spain and various private collections.
©The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, 2017
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2003 Architecture of the President’s House, President’s House, New Delhi, India
2006 His Signatures, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India; Apparao Infinity, Chennai, India; Paris, France
2007 Paris – A Love Affair, Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, India, touring to Trivendrum, Pondicherry, Mumbai, and Chandigarh, India and Paris, France.
2010 Timeless India, Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Timeless India - Chobi Mela, the Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012-2013 Kashmir, Photoink, MGF Hyundai Building, New Delhi, India; travelling exhibition to Paris, France; New York, USA
2013 Kashmir, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2002Indian Landscapes, Sangose Centre for Arts, California, United States of America
2005 We Can, touring exhibition sponsored by the British Council, Queens Gallery, New Delhi, India; Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal
2008 Alchemist, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2005 Aided the conservation of photographs of President’s house in association with National Museum of India
2007 Artist Residency, Paris – A Love Affair, Alliance Françoise, Paris, France
2010 Artist Residency, Sufis: Messengers of Peace Project, with Blue Earth Alliance, Seattle, Washington, USA
2011 WINNER, Photographer of the Year – Asia, awarded by Sagamihara Museum, Japan
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