Anannya Dasgupta is thrilled by colors and narrative patterns in the details of ordinary things. She does both representational photography and what she terms photoart abstractions. An engagement with macro textures in realist photography led her to abstract photography and then to an interrogation of the relationship of photography and painting. She uses the tools of digital post-processing to stake a claim on the canvas and palette.
Over the last few years she has published her photographs in India and abroad. Her photograph “A Door to Rani Rupavati’s Mosque” has just been published as a cover for Mahua Sarkar’s book “Visible Histories, Disappearing Women” by Duke University Press in April 2008. Zuban, Delhi has also used her work on book covers.
In August 2008, she was commissioned by the Flying Gallery, Poland for an international photography project.
She is also a doctoral candidate in the English department at Rutgers University.