“After a relapse of my mother’s illness in 2005, I set out along the river Ganges and its tributary Yamuna in hoping to be distracted from the situation at home. This was also the time I started to learn how to make photographs”92– Sohrab Hura, River. Excerpt from the artists website.
Sohrab Hura’s vivid, sometimes surreal photography explores his position with the world that he exists in. Though Hura initially worked through the prism of social documentary, he soon turned his strong vision inward, creating visual journals of his life and personal relationships as a means to “find his own logic”. Sourced from Magnum Photos.
Sohrab Hura was born on 17th October 1981 in a small town called Chinsurah in West Bengal, India and he grew up changing his ambitions from one exciting thing to another. He started with dreams of growing up and becoming a dog, which later turned to becoming a superhero and then to a veterinarian to a herpetologist to becoming a wild life film maker. Today he is a photographer, after having completed his Masters in Economics. He is currently the coordinator of the Anjali House children’s photography workshop that takes place during the Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia every year and his home base is New Delhi, India. Sohrab became a Magnum nominee in 2014, an associate in 2018, and member in 202094.
This artist bio has been sourced from Sohrab Hura’s profile on Magnum Photos.