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Nipun Prabhakar

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On-going long term photo-documentary project on the nomadic pastoralist tribes of western and central India for Living Lightly exhibition. The focus is on migration, boundaries, and the impact of climate change. Find out more about Living lightly here.

 
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The doors of Kathmandu. Ongoing photo+book project.

 
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Muzaffarnagar post-riot rehabilitation. Ongoing photo project since 2015. Find more about this here.

 
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When the nuns lifted the shovel, a story of rebuilding lives and houses in the Bakhang nunnery after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

 
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Photos from various photo assignments for Non-Profit organizations.

 
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Under the Shade of moon. A project for the government of Madhya Pradesh, 2014.

 
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The magic show. Read more about it here

 

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Documenting the Ajrakh natural dye block printing process for World renowned block printer. Sufiyan Khatri.

 
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Shoot for Shrujan, a not-for-profit organization working with craftswomen in Kutch to revitalize the ancient craft of hand embroidery. 

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Nipun Prabhakar is a photographer based in Kutch and Delhi. He is currently working on a commissioned project with the nomadic pastoralist communities of India, documenting their lives in the context of migration, climate change, conflicts, and displacement. He is a trained Architect and has worked with various South Asian communities dealing with disasters and conflicts. His thesis on the rehabilitation of the riot-hit community in Muzaffarnagar won him a national award by the Council of Architecture and Tamayouz International award for the best graduation project.  

 

Nipun has been engaged in multiple rehabilitation projects in Nepal which also involved him extensively documenting public spaces and architectural heritage. He has since worked on photo essays for various development organizations.  

 

His work has been featured on ArchDaily, Speak Magazine, Hindustan Times, and exhibited at multiple group shows in Mumbai and Delhi. He was a recipient of the Berkeley Essay Prize 2014 and is the Cornell South Asian Fellow for 2019. 

 

Nipun is a member of Diversity.photo, a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers working to break with the predominantly colonial and patriarchal eye through which history and the mass media have seen and recorded the images of our time.


Get in touch with him at nipun.spab@gmail.com 

Collaborators/Clients

LiveWire

Platform 

Round City Magazine

Tribal Museum, Ministry of Culture, Madhya Pradesh

 

LLDC Museum, Kutch


Hindustan Times (Editorial)

Russian Centre for Science and culture


Living Lightly Exhibition

Sehjeevan

Homes in the city, (Curry-Stone Foundation)

Hunnarshala Foundation

Conflictorium

Shrujan​: threads of life.

UNICEF​

Sufiyan Khatri, Master block printer.


 

Selected exhibitions:
 
Elle decor group show

Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, 2018

Living Lightly Exhibition

Mill owners association building, Ahmadabad

2017

PHOTO BRICS (BRICS countries)

Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Delhi

2016

Perception

State Museum, Bhopal, M.P

2014

Delhi Photography Club group exhibition,
India Habitat Centre 2013

Selected Talks/lectures:
 
What happens after architects leave?
Architecture Photography talk:
Indian Institute of Architects, Jaipur, (2020)

A window to the doors of Kathmandu
Cornell University, SAP, Oct 2019
Doors of Kathmandu:
Onondaga Community College, Oct 2019
Fostering open cultures: Photography
IIM Ahmedabad, ICCG 4, Jan 2019
Storytelling in Architecture photography
IIT Roorkee, 2017