Soumya Sankar Bose | Full Moon in a Dark Night

Country of origin: India
Project location: India
Program: Photography and Social Justice
Year: 2017

“My friends’ stories inspired me to work on narratives about their experiences being LGBTQ in India, and about their rights, dreams, and desires. In a society that prevents them from living a ‘normal’ life, this work imagines a world in which freedom to live according to one’s own desires exists for all.”

Soumya Sankar Bose collaborated with his friends and members of the LGBTQ community in India to, using their anxieties and visions re-examine traumatic pasts and to imagine possible futures. This work was published in The New York Times Lens Blog and exhibited in a group show curated by For Freedoms at the Houston Center for Photography, and in a solo show at Experimenter Gallery in Kolkata.