Neil Chowdhury (USA)
Lost and Found in Mumbai and Digital Photomontages
“For the past decade, my creative efforts in photography have centred on my interest in exploring my Indian heritage. Growing up in the United States fostered the cultivation of my imaginative fantasy about the land of my ancestry. My father died without telling me much about the culture in which he grew up, or the story of his early life there. Having now made several trips to India, I am creating work that documents my experiences building a relationship with the peoples and land of my ancestry.”
Neil Chowdhury received his MFA in photography at the University of Washington and now practices as an artist working in photography and digital media. He is an Assistant Professor and Director of the photography program at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York and has also taught at Zayed University, Dubai; the College for Creative Studies, Detroit; and the University of Washington, Seattle. His photography and digital works have been exhibited widely across the US and internationally.
Images © Neil Chowdhury.