Bandeep Singh (b.1971) is a self-taught photographer. He is currently working as the photo editor of India Today, one of India 's leading national magazines. He is a reputed editorial photographer and apart from his work in India Today, his images have been published in Time, Fortune, New York Times Business Week, Business Today, Spice, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Mens Health, Travel Plus, Mail Today, Indian Express, Hindustan Times and the Tribune.
His personal photographic work is more conceptual and exploratory. He works in diverse genres ranging from documentary photography, conceptual landscape and nature studies to portraiture and eroticism. His work is deeply influenced by his cultural leanings and his deep interest in mysticism, Sufi poetry and music.
Bandeep has been on the jury of the India Habitat Center grant for Photography for the past three years. Last year he was invited for an art camp of artists from SAARC countries. The photographs he produced there were displayed at the SAARC Summit 2007. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust award in photography. He has had three solo shows of his works and has participated in numerous group shows. His works are in several private collections in India and abroad.
Solo Shows :
Sa: The Feminine – MDG Fine Arts Gallery, London 2005
When Seeing Stops – Visual Arts Gallery , India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2002
Beloved Pangi – Gaiety Threatre, Shimla 1994
Gimme Red – Arpana Art Gallery , New Delhi 2006
Malhaar – Alliance Francaise Gallery, New Delhi 2006
Entrusted – Queen's Gallery, British Council, New Delhi 2006
Polka One – Polka Art Gallery , New Delhi 2005
Bodies of Work:
Diaphanous Forms – 2003 - Abstract form studies of transitory elements like
smoke and tint dissolving in water.
When Seeing Stops – 2002 - Haiku poetry inspired nature studies at the Keoladeo
National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Beloved Pangi – 1994 - Documentation of life in the Remote Pangi Valley of Himachal Pradesh
Select work in Progress:
Sa : Series II & III
Anandpur: Documentation of aspects of Sikh faith
at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab
Spiti : Conceptual Landscape work at Spiti