Sharbendu De is a Delhi based photographer working on commissioned features all across India and is available for assignments. He is also a writer, and a leading photographic educator in India, and undertakes lectures, workshops and book editing assignments. A contemporary photographer, De actively works within the ‘staged and constructed’ genre and is exploring a contemporary visual language alongside his documentary practice. He did his MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster (2010), London, and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi (2004).
His reportage work has been featured in various publications including Mashable, Marie Claire, The Caravan, The Indian Express, Fountain Ink, Outlook Traveller, Scroll, etc.. He's also worked on commissioned assignments for many international not-for-profits including WWF-UK, WWF India, Oxfam, UNDP, Save The Children, World Vision, IPPF, Plan, ABT Associates, Sesame Workshop, SEEDS India, Greenpeace and CARE.
De started as a human rights worker leading NGO responses in natural disasters and child rights with the Asian Tsunami (26 Dec’ 2004) in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India, and has worked in over seven natural disasters across the South Asian subcontinent. He's also been commissioned to photograph the Nepal earthquake (2015), Jammu & Kashmir Floods (2014) and Uttarakhand flash floods (2013-2014) amongst others.
Engaged as a Visiting Professor teaching photojournalism and documentary photography at Jamia Millia Islamia University (2012-present), New Delhi, among other places, De has been training young journalists on photojournalism, documentary and art practices as well as mentoring them to produce photo books. He's lectured in Delhi University, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Art & Communication (SACAC), IIT Bombay, APEX and Sanskriti Pratishthan among other places.
De's series Between Grief and Nothing has been exhibited in Econtros da Imagem, Photo Kathmandu, Geothe Institut in New Delhi, and has been featured on GUP Magazine, LensCulture and Invisible Photographer Asia. His work has been exhibited in UK, Portugal, Nepal, and across India.
- 2014 Rebuild Uttarakhand, DLF Cyberhub, Produced by Oxfam India and DLF Foundation, New Delhi
- 2014 Rebuild Uttarakhand, produced by Oxfam India. Central Atrium, Select Citywalk Mall, New Delhi
- 2014 Rebuilding Uttarakhand, produced by Oxfam India. DELL Art Gallery, New Delhi
- 2016 Between Grief and Nothing, Econtros Da Imagem ‘Discovery Award- Projections’, Braga, Portugal
- 2016 Between Grief and Nothing, Photo Kathmandu, Taragaon Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal
- 2016 SCOPE: The Nepal Issue featuring Between Grief and Nothing, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
- 2012 I Get by Diesel Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 2010 Crossing Currents Ambika-P3 Gallery, London