Imagination is pictures, seeing with your eyes closed just like you see when they are open, you have to do it both waits. Look outside and notice all you can, and look inside and remember all you can. The really wise man knows how to choose, what to see and what to remember I guess.      Winston 'Solomon' Odyele

About

Poulomi Basu is photographer based in New Delhi, India working across Asia.

She majored in Sociology, before completing her Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication graduating with a Distinction. Her work focuses on under-reported contemporary issues where gender and the formation of identity are often defining characteristics. She is interested in the lives of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstance; in those individuals and groups who quietly challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of the world in which they live.

Poulomi is part of the VII Photo Agency Mentor Program.

Contact: basu.poulomi@gmail.com | india: +91 99 99 70 25 95 | india: +91  98 30 20 23 36 | uk: +44 75 28 15 43 61 | skype: poulomi07

Commissions and Publications 
The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Time, Financial Times, Monocle, NPR, Paris Match, Stiletto, Marie Claire Italy, Nido, Save The Children UK, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph online, Elle India, Elle Hungary, Travel & Leisure, Guernica Magazine, People Magazine, The Urban Age-LSE, Rolli Books, Routledge, Penguin, Time Out, Dazed & Confused. 

Awards/Grants
Flash Forward Tenth, Best of Magenta 2014
Foto Visura Award Second Place 2013

Winner Magnum Foundation Award: Human Rights Scholarship Magnum/NYU 2012
Winner:  Magenta Flash Forward UK 2013
Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 
Nominated Magnum Emergency Fund 2012

Selected Belfast Photography Festival 2011 
Nominated National Geographic All Roads Grant in 2011 
Selected - Foto8 Summer show 2011 
Winner:  Magenta Flash Forward UK 2010 
Selected 15 Asian Women's Showcase - Angkor Photo Festival 2010 
Shortlist Inge Morath Magnum Award 2010 
Final shortlist: Best in Show - Foto8 Summer Show 2010
Final shortlist: Ian Parry Award 2010
Nominated: Joop Swart World Press Master Class 2010
Selected: TPW Master-class 2008 with Stanley Greene (Noor), Alex Majoli (Magnum) and Lorenzo Castore (Vu) for Focus On Monferrato in September 2008.

Exhibitions
Foto-Freo group curated projection, Freemantle, March 2012
Delhi Photo Festival To Conquer Her Land , October 2011
Yangon Photo Festival by Alliance Françoise de Rangoon (French Cultural Center) -To Conquer Her Land, March 4th - March12th 2011
The Foto8 Summer Show group exhibition at the Host Gallery in London, July - September 2011 & 2010 
Belfast Exposed August 2011
Magenta Flash Forward group show featured exhibition, Torronto. October 2010
Foto8 Awards group exhibition at Crane Kalman Brighton. September 2010
'Travel Log' Projection group exhibition at Paraty Em Foco, Brazil. September 2010
The Ian Parry Award group exhibition, at The Getty Gallery London. August 2010
Inside / Out group exhibition exploring gender at The Strand Art Gallery in Mumbai. December, 2009
To Conquer Her Land at The New Gallery In London College Of Communication. December 2009
The Crown group exhibition held at The Departure in London. August 2009 
The Dynamics of the City of Mumbai - Time Out’s Annual Anniversary group exhibition at Monza. September 2005


Radio:
PRI’s The World: ‘Transformed From Women to Border Guards’ 
DW.DE Worldlink: ‘Politics, Power Identity’