Poulomi Basu (IN)
Image: Poulomi Basu, from the series Blood Speaks: A Ritual of Exile, 2013–16. Courtesy the artist and TJ Boulting.
Born 1983, Calcutta, India
Lives and works London and Essex, UK
Poulomi Basu is an Indian transmedia artist, photographer and activist who has become widely known for her influential photographic projects Blood Speaks, Centralia, and To Conquer Her Land. Her first photobook Centralia was published by Dewi Lewis in 2020. The book and exhibition won the 2020 Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award Jury Prize, and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2021 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Basu is a Sundance Fellow, National Geographic Explorer, and Magnum Foundation Social Justice Fellow. Her works are part of public collections, including Autograph, London (UK); Martin Parr Foundation (UK); Museum of Modern Art (Special Collections) (USA); Rencontres d’Arles (FR); Victoria and Albert (UK), amongst others.