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Ashok Sinha

New York based Photographer
August 29, 2014

Most of my driving force behind my personal work is cultural identity…especially in societies where the dominant culture is very overpowering.

Ashok Sinha was born in Calcutta, India, and have been living and working in New York City for the past two decades. He has been a professional photographer since 2008, shooting portraits, travel, and architecture, and have voyaged to over 40 countries along the way, photographing remote tribes, cast landscaped, local culture, food, and faces. His work is about capturing a sense of place, whether it is a portrait of a person in their home or place of work, or images of the built environment shaped by an architect’s vision.

Educated in New York at Columbia, NYU, and the International Center of Photography, Ashok has lectured and spoke at schools, universities, and events. His awards and honors include multiple International Photography and Travel Photography Awards, and acknowledgments from American Society of Media Photographers, Lucie Foundation, Photo District News, Association of Photographers UK, World Photographic Arts, and the BBC.

In 2011, he founded Cartwheel Initiative, a nonprofit organization that uses photography and creative media to help young people build bridges within their communities and across ethnic and social divisions.

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