Mukul Bhatia

02.07.2013 in23:57 in Documentary -->


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Mukul Bhatia started photographing at the age of 16, He obtained his post graduate degree in Photo-Journalism and Visual Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia in India, after which he developed his own unique style of Black & White imagery.

His choice of subjects have been issues regarding personality, conflict,and social stigmas, and is known for his series on Budwar Peth, a community of transsexual prostitutes he lived with and documented for months in Pune.In 2011, he had his first show titled Phases-Faces commissioned by Ministry of Broadcast & Information, Government of India for Public Health Fund of India. Issues of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Imaginative perceptions were addressed and were showcased in prominent spaces like India International Centre, M.F Hussain Gallery, New Delhi, and a month long show at IndiaInternational Trade Fair, New Delhi. In 2012, his works were showcased in Photopia 2012, curated by Farhad Baseer Khan at M.F Hussain Art Gallery, New Delhi. In his photographic & writing career he has worked for names like McKinsey Knowledge Sector, Amsterdam, East Village Apartment, New York, Malimba Records, USA, Save Tibet Project, India et cetera.Bhatia is known for his personality oriented portraiture of women & children.

His aesthetics are inspired by Photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta & Jacob Aue Sobol. His love for ‘people’ and their ‘stories’ and his adamant need to add his signature quirkiness to the frame makes his personal work very distinct.