Ram Rahman


Photojournalist, artist, curator, designer and activist Ram Rahman, initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, Rahman completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University's School of Art in 1979.

Born in 1955, Rahman has shown his photographs in individual and group shows in India and around the world. His most recent solo shows include, Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life presented by Bodhi Art at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 2008, Apparao Infinity, Chennai, 2007, Photo Studio/Cutouts at India International Center, New Delhi, 2003, and Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, 2002. Amongst his group shows, the most recent are Still Moving Images at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2008, Click: Contemporary Photography from India at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2007, I Fear, I Believe, I Desire at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, also 2007, and Middle Age Spread at the National Museum, New Delhi, 2004. Amongst the shows Rahman has curated are Heat - Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares at Bose Pacia, New York, 2003, Noor - Devyani Krishna, A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2000, and Sunil Janah Photographs, A Retrospective at Gallery 678, New York, 1998.

Rahman is one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, a leader in the resistance to communal and sectarian forces in India through its public cultural action. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

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