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Sunil Gupta - book author

India's best-known working photographer, Gupta is also a well-known artist, curator, and writer.

Sunil Gupta is the author of books: BLACK WARRANT, Queer, Pictures from Here, Delhi: Communities of Belonging, Wish you were here: memories of a gay life, Introduction to Cryptography and Network Security, Living on the Adge in JhandeWalan Thompson, Click!: Contemporary Photography in India, Christopher Street, 1976, Effective Gp Commissioning: Essential Knowledge, Skills And Attitudes: A Practical Guide

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The first monograph on this important Indian photographer features selections from each of his major series, offering a comprehensive overview of Sunil Gupta's work to date. Arguably India's best-known working photographer, Gupta is also a well-known artist, curator and writer. For decades he has explored narratives of contemporary gay life in India and other parts of the world; tackled issues of gender and sexuality; and documented his own experiences living with AIDS. This volume chronicles Gupta's divergent series, which range from narrative portraits to fictional photo essays. Beautifully reproduced, these photos include his renowned series 'The Pre-Raphaelites'; heart-rending images of children living in an HIV-positive care center; 1970s street scenes from New York City's West Village; and his groundbreaking portraits of gay men, women and transgender individuals living in his native country and struggling against homophobic laws and culture. Subversive, whimsical, personal and political, Sunil Gupta's photographs have done much to raise awareness about-and overcome the taboos of-homosexual life throughout the modern world.
Born in New Delhi in 1953, photographer Sunil Gupta grew up in Montreal before studying photography in New York and establishing himself as an artist and curator in London. His story unfolds in this artist's monograph, the first survey of his photography from over twenty-five years of work, drawing on eight major series of pictures and with his own narrative text. This is powerful autobiographical photography, both political and intimate, that addresses being a gay Indian man in Europe torn between cultures, in a form of exile, and in a personal struggle with the HIV virus. A milestone in art's engagement with race and homosexuality, this book accompanies exhibitions of Gupta's work being shown across North America.
Delhi offers a stunning series of more than 150 full-color documentary photographs and companion first-person texts, which together offer an unprecedented portrait of LGBTQ people’s lives in India today. Focusing on Delhi, noted photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh chronicle the halting emergence of networks of men and women living under the shadow of stigma and criminalized behavior—in a country where anti-sodomy laws dating back to the British Empire were recently struck down, only to be reaffirmed in a surging wave of homophobia.

The photographs in this lavishly presented volume reflect the photographers’ celebrated capacity for entering into lives rarely seen. In Delhi, we are invited into the daily routines, work, homes, and intimate lives of subjects from different backgrounds—from urban professionals to day laborers. A visually arresting document in its own right, Delhi presents American readers with a starting point for understanding the profound struggles for recognition by India’s LGBTQ community.

Delhi was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).
Part of the first rank of a creative 'migrant' generation which became increasingly visible on the global visual art scene in the 1980s, Sunil Gupta welds together a new language of aesthetics, art, and politics in his work. Wish you were here is more than just a memoir of a life, it is a journey through the creation of a new visual vocabulary that transformed words like diaspora, sexuality, sex, migration, home, AIDS, and disease into images that revealed and provoked other ways of seeing and understanding. Documenting how the intimate and the personal became political in places as different and as similar as Delhi, London, San Francisco and Tilonia, it is a fiercely contemporary work which will define new directions in Indian visual art as well as in ongoing debates about difference and sexuality.

Living on the 'Adge' in Jhande Walan Thompson is a Bill Bryson-esque tale of Sunil Gupta's twenty-three-year-long expedition through the looking glass in the madcap Wonderland of Indian Advertising. A delightful and quirky narrative with a wonderful cast of characters and companies (a virtual who's who of advertising and marketing), inimitable description and hilarious episodes, it represents a valuable and irreverent history of the growth and development of an increasingly important and yet largely unknown sector of the industry. Sunil's gift of observation and portraiture and his orginial use of language and metaphor are truly remarkable. Dig in and discover how Sunil likes his coffee without any sweetener. You won't find any aspartame in his writing either. And you'll find a lot to laugh about, admire and ponder over along the way.

The book is a bible on Indian contemporary photography with 80 photographers and more than 150 works.
The proposed abolition of Primary Care Trusts and transfer of their commissioning functions to GP consortia have been greeted with intense excitement by some GPs, and with extreme trepidation by others. This book explains what commissioning is and how to do it, enabling clinicians to flourish as commissioners in the new NHS. Some topics that will be familiar to readers, such as long term conditions management, patient safety and the wider determinants of health, are explored here from a commissioning perspective. Others which may be less familiar, such as how to delegate, how to improve productivity, management theories and the content of financial accounts, are explored in detail. Additional skills needed by commissioning GPs - fostering innovation, assertiveness and emotional competence as well as negotiation, presentation and even media management skills - are outlined in a clear and straightforward fashion, while the necessary attitudes involved are described with reference to the Nolan Principles of Public Life. A straightforward yet comprehensive guide, Effective GP Commissioning - Essential Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes will be essential for GPs, prospective GPs, and those with an interest in effective commissioning. 'A useful resource for all GPs whatever their level of engagement and indeed for non-clinicians also. Sunil Gupta is clearly a GP and business magpie who has an incredible ability to gather, organise and present useful information. The content of this book is well-researched linking considerable volumes of information in a very useful, constructive manner.' - From the Foreword by Simon Gregory