Gautam Narang London, England
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About the Photographer
Gautam Narang is 20 years old and lives in London. His work has been
featured in National Geographic, Platform
Camera Magazine, EOS Magazine and JPG Magazine.
Nearly six billion people in 191 countries. Just as you can't count
the stars, perhaps you can't tot up the cities, shanties and ghettos.
We all shrink our worlds and write our own geography—we etch some
in gilt, we expunge a few, others we drop by the sidewalk. And that is
true about faces as well.
As a photographer, I look
at faces because I am always looking for good portraits. But what
is a good portrait? To me, it is about eye contact, expression, feeling,
surroundings and clothing. A good portrait tells
a story about someone; you
can know that stranger through cragged hands, that hint of a smile,
the twitch of a muscle, a glint in the eye. I have photographed
people in India and the UK and I have noticed a difference. In India, people
are often photographed without any question. For that brief moment they let
you into their lives, they connect, sometimes in silence. In
the UK, even when standing next to a person there is a tangible distance.
Only through connection does a good portrait emerge.
Independent Museum of Contemporary Art • Greece
Travel Photographer of the Year (Group show) • Outside the London
Residence Gallery • London
NHS Royal London Hospital • London
Group show in Hackney on the theme of ‘old age' • London
Group show at Olive Bar and Kitchen organized by Platform magazine • New