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Gourab Guha - Portfolio


A gesture of hand is a form of non-vocal communication which expresses our emotions, thoughts, blessings, power or a gentle feeling of fondness. Representation of such hand gestures are visible in various art form across the world.
The collection of images in this series, “a handful of hands”, are portraying a wide range of human emotions with a visual harmony with the help of such varying hand gestures.
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As a country Ukraine carries indelible signs from its long history of war and strife. Signs that are intrinsically blended with its people, culture and environment. Especially so in the country’s capital, Kiev. The Kiev kaleidoscope is about a journey - from depression to celebration, from darkness to light, from monochromes to a riot of colors.

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Taking agricultural land for industrialization has been the dominant narrative of development in the 21st century, especially in the developing countries. In this context, the story of Singur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district stands as a striking example in reversing the trend.
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Life has innumerable shades and these shades are highlighted when people are placed in their surroundings. This series captures the various moments in the lives of people from different walks of life to throw light on the sheer variety of shades that life has.

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The most important and poignant part of one’s face are his or her eyes. They can hold secrets, tell stories and portray feelings and emotions. In short, they are the onlooker’s filters to the realities of that person. This series captures some of those realities.

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Expressions come naturally to children. Those expressions are unadulterated, energetic and rhythmic. These qualities make every moment special and remarkably different from another moment. This series brings together a collection of such expressions from childhood.
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Street & Documentary Photographer

Major Awards

1. Social Documentary work – “Transformation from industry to agriculture. The remarkable story of Singur" is published by following international magazines:
- September, 2017 - POSI+TIVE magazine Italy – Ref -
- September, 2017 - Social Documentary Network - Ref -
2. Special Mention Award organized by Inner Vision in August, 2017 3. Part of the Exhibition on theme Portrait in B&W at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece in June, 2017 – Ref -
4. Part of the Exhibition (Portrait) at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece in Feb, 2017 – Ref -
5. Mentor’s Selection Award in Street Portrait category organized by Delhi Photo Enthusiasts Guild (World Photographers Club) in August, 2016 – Ref -
6. Featured in a limited edition book released by Delhi Photo Enthusiasts Guild (World Photographers Club) on the same theme for the same contest mentioned above
7. Part of the Exhibition at Bartselona Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia in July, 2016 – Ref -
8. Photographs published in Pleasures Magazine, Still in Belgrade in July, 2016
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9. Photo Series – “Glimpse of Childhood” is published by e-Magazine AGAMIKAL in August, 2015 - Ref -
10. Part of the Exhibition at Album Gallery in London, UK in August, 2015
11. Photograph published in Amateur Photographer – UK in August, 2015 – Ref -


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