Sugato Mukherjee grew up in the transitional period of the nineties when the multidimensional layers of India became more apparent than ever. Based in Calcutta, he often takes off to document those visual textures, both on and off the beaten tracks.
Sugato’s writings and photographs have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Al Jazeera, Yale Journal of International Affairs, Roads & Kingdoms,New York, Life Force, Outlook Traveller, Lonely Planet and Jet Wings International. A recipient of a number of photographic awards, including the Grand Prize in India Is Global Photography Challenge by Ministry of External Affairs in 2012, his images have found their places in book covers of international award winning titles, galleries and in private collections.
His coffee table book on Ladakh ‘An Antique Land: A Visual Memoir of Ladakh’ with a Foreword from filmmaker Goutam Ghose has recently been published from New Delhi and been widely acclaimed critically. Presently Sugato is working on his long term project on Kashmir, going back to the valley’s deep interiors, documenting the flow of life resurrecting itself from decades of internal strife, searching for a lasting tranquility.