Bio

Prabhat is a thoughtful cameraman. What I mean is that he reflects on the human scene with much compassion. His shots on the Gujjars, the Tharu’s of Nepal, as well as Kumbh, speak for his sharp eye. His photography does not merely dole out information. No, it is that, but more. The point of it all is not to stimulate our idle curiosity, but to humanize the desensitized city slickers. The photos –taken with artistic expertise, help us relate emotionally with the ignored and disowned of the earth. Here, therefore, is a kindly eye. Only eyes such as that really see. Others are, humanly speaking, blind.

 (Noted Art Critic Keshav Malik observed in his commentary A Mark on the Scene for the catalogue of Mute Dialogues.)

He is a photographer and a journalist with the spirit of an activist. His passion is to narrate stories of the people with latent faces, who exist and always work to make a difference in this world but are never noticed – be a labour, farmer, prostitute or pilgrim. He organizes workshops to train photojournalists and aspiring photographers & teach mass communication.
 

 

Exhibitions

  •  Mute Dialogues, group show with four eminent artists at Habiart Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, January 2006.
  • Confluence, a photo exhibition with noted artist Sanjai Kumar, at Habiart Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, April 2005.
  • Kumbh at Nirala Art Gallery, Allahabad, ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi 2001-02 and at Bagore ki Haveli (Gallery of WZCC), Udaipur, 2003.
  • Glimpses at Nirala Art Gallery, Allahabad and Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow, 1999.
  • Tharus in Transition at Bareilly and Kanpur 1997-98.
  • Moore and My Vision at Bareilly, 1996.
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Contributions

  • Photographs of Kumbh and Tharus are in permanent collection of museum of G.B.Pant Institute of Social Science, Allahabad.
  • Photographic documentation of Nishad community of Allahabad for Manav Vikas Sangrahalaya, Bhopal.
  • Documentation of Shahabpur village for G.B.Pant Institute, Allahabad.
  • Photographs for various magazines, books and book covers.
  • Colours of India, Smart Photography (March 2006).
  • Articles on photography in newspapers and magazines.

Blogs

         http://kumbhdiary.wordpress.com

         http://kumbhmela.wordpress.com/