My name is Nishant.
I’ve lived and worked between the UK & India.  
l live in London now.

I make photographs, work with responsive spatial sound and dream of making more films. I like to imagine my personal work in the context of installation and experience.

My current work addresses notions of surveillance both imagined and literal: how we often find security in being "watched" - either via a faith-interred "all-seeing eye" or “consent-based” data collection - and how we negotiate the anxiety that emerges from that awareness. 

I direct Lake in Deptford, London, a gallery I’ve established for the creation of multi-sensory works that explores the connections between sound, image and space.

I’m not always this serious and fairly approachable by email.
If you would like to work together, feel free to reach out to me >>  

hello (at) nishantshukla (dot) com

Education2008-2010  PG Dip in Photography, University of West London, London, UK
2005-2008  BA (Hons) Photography & Digital Imaging , Thames Valley University, London, UK

Grants / Awards / Nominations
2023  Nominated: Asian Pioneer Photographer, Yunnan, China
2021  Develop Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England
2016  Winner: Alkazi Photobook Grant
2016  Shortlisted: Fotobookfestival Kassel Dummy Award / Steidl Asia Open Call / Unseen Dummy Award
2008  Vice Chancellors Award for MA Photography, Thames Valley University, London

2017  Seeking Moksha, published and enabled by the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts: Photography Grant 2016          
88 Pages, 3 inserts, offset Printing, section sewn binding with screen printed hardcover

Curatorial Projects2022-Ongoing  Lake, a centre for the creation of multi-sensory works, London, UK
2015-2020  Co-Founded BIND, a platform for photography and a library, examining the photobook as an art object, Mumbai, India

Art Fairs2017  India Art Fair, Seeking Moksha, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
2013  United Art Fair, Brief Encounters, New Delhi, India

Selected Exhibitions2023 Up Gallery, Seeking Moksha, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
2022  Lake, Koi Hain?! / Is Anybody There?!, London, UK
2018  Tissuer D’Image, Seeking Moksha, Beaucouze, France
2017  Centro Fotografico Cagliari, Seeking Moksha, Cagliari, Italy
2017  DocFiled Barca, Brief Encounters, Barcelona, Spain
2017  Format International Festival, Seeking Moksha, Derby, UK 
2016  TIFA, Ravers & the Aftermath, Pune, India
2016  Alkazi Grants Preview, Seeking Moksha, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
2016  Fotobookfestival, Seeking Moksha, Kassel, Germany
2016  Steild Bookshow, Seeking Moksha, The Deck, Singapore
2016  Zones of Privacy, Seeking Moksha, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India
2016  Travel Photo Jaipur, Brief Encounters Installation, Jaipur Railway Station, India
2016  Tasveer Journal, Seeking Moksha, Tasveer Gallery, Bangalore, India
2015  GoaPhoto 2015, Ravers & the Aftermath, Blindboys Collateral Exhibition at Casa Xetio, Panjim, Goa, India
2009  Freshfacedandwildeyed09, Brief Encounters, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Film Screenings2023  Rio Cinema, Koi Hain?! / Is Anybody There?!, London, UK
2023  Schweizer 5, Koi Hain?! / Is Anybody There?!, Frankfurt, Germany 

Selected Publications2018  Photography in India : A Visual History from the 1850’s to the Present / Nathanial Gaskell, Diva Gujral, Published by Prestel
2018  Foam Magazine #50, Water Issue, Interview by Aveek Sen
2017  Vice Annual Photo Issue, US & UK
2017  British Journal of Photography #7857, Habitat

Art Residency2018 Open 19, Live Art & Performance Residency, HH Art Spaces, Goa, India

Selected Talks2023  Impressions Gallery, Sustainability & The Photobook, Bradford, UK
2018  BIND & the photobook in India, Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany
2017   Platform, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2015  The journey of the photobook, in conversation with Dragana Jurisic & Sohrab Hura, Photokathmandu, Nepal
2014  New Ethnographies: Contemporary Conventions of the Image, PIX, Max Muellar Bhavan, Mumbai, India

Teaching2023  Visiting Lecturer, BA Photography, Camberwell College of Art, UAL, London
2017-18  Visiting Lecturer on History of Imaging, MA Photography Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
2015-16  Lecturer, Photography Diploma, Shri Aurobindo College of Arts & Communication, New Delhi, India
2013-14  Lecturer, Photography and Print Production, Sophia’s College, Mumbai, India

Participatory Projects2011   Head Facilitator, Akanksha Foundation, 6 week workshop, Mumbai, India
2010  Project Lead, Facilitator & Curator, Cassel Hospital, 6 week workshop & exhibition, Richmond, UK
2008-2009  Project Leader, Widening Participation Programme, Thames Valley University, London, UK

Selected PressArt Tribune
Art Zealous