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Sunil Gupta: Imagining Childhood: Living with HIV in Delhi


Gallery of the College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island
April 5 - June 2, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 5 - 7 PM
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Gupta has always directed his creative energies towards the production of a socially responsible art. His riveting photographs eloquently capture an unsensationalized reality of those living with HIV. The exhibition at the College of Staten Island focuses particularly on children diagnosed with this condition who are in the care of the NAZ Center in Delhi, a facility for the care of women and children whose funding is always in jeopardy. Unlike conventional photojournalism that stresses the pain of sufferers or the exotic quality of third world poverty, Gupta’s photographs are personal, compassionate, without being sentimental, images of a particular kind of childhood. They are colored by his own memories of his childhood in India and by his diagnosed condition, which he has openly made a part of his work.
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