Contemporary Collection is a thoughtfully curated versatile collection of photographic artworks by photographers who have made a significant contribution to the field of photography, especially, Indian.This image was shot by Indian photographer Dinesh Khanna. 

Flower and bridge

SKU: DP007

From selling calculators in Chawri Bazaar to clearing tables as a busyboy in an Upper Eastside Bar in New York, one of our Artist—Dinesh Khanna believes that these jobs were as good an education, if not better in some ways than the Economics degree he got from Delhi University.

This rather chequered career path was due to his teenage belief that if he followed in his photographer father's footsteps, he would be yet another victim of the Indian caste system. This rebellion further led him to a 12-year long career as a client servicing executive in advertising where he finally achieved 'burn-out' at the ripe old age of 33 years and which left him with a burning desire to become a professional photographer. So in 1990 he finally succumbed to what can probably be blamed on genetic coding - the desire to make images - both as a means of making a living and as a form of creative expression.

Khanna has been involved in creating images for advertising, editorial, and corporate clients, especially in the area of food, still-life, people, and interiors.

Besides, Dinesh is a managing trustee of Nazar Foundation, and one of the co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival.

Also, he was a photography curator for the Serendipity Arts Festival and teaches photography in various institutions and conducts workshops. He is a Director of the Dhrish Academy of Photography at the Museo Camera, in Gurgaon and Consultant with Sahapedia.

A colorist at heart, Dinesh Khanna’s works are characterized by the various hues and shades he incorporates in his compositions.