By: Sufia Imam
On Sunday August 12th , Prabuddha Dasgupta, a man who had shared his artistic genius through a photo lens, passed away at the age of 58 in Mumbai, India. The self-taught photographer was best known for his works on the female body form and for his deep, unapologetic, monochrome images.
Though his work sparked much controversy, Dasgupta has been celebrated as one of India’s best photographers. One of his most famous works: Women is a collection of portraits and nudes of women living in urban spaces. Although Indians may have covered their eyes in disbelief, leading publishers from around the globe could not and would not keep their hands off him.
Dasgupta has been published in Indian editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and GQ. Moreover, he has also been featured in many international exhibitions and has received an impressive quantity of awards and grants, including a grant from Yves Saint Laurent.
Such a unique talent will be greatly missed in the industry of art, fashion and photography.