Prakash Bhuyan (b.1992) is a poet and photographer from Assam, India.
His work engages personal and social histories of individuals and communities in relation to landscape.
Inspired from the documentary tradition his practice involves research and contextualisation of the everyday in stillness and isolation.
Taking ephemeral gestures as point of departure, he meditates on the themes of memory and belonging.
2017-18: International Photography Program, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka
2012-16: Bachelor of Engineering, GIMT, Guwahati, Assam.
2018: Angkor Photo Workshop, Cambodia.
2017: Masterclass on Documentary Photography with Stuart Franklin, Magnum Photos.
2020: Chronicles of an Inferno, Egaro Photo Festival, Tripura
2019: Kamala, Participants Slideshow, Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Awards and Honours
2022: Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography
2022: MMF-PARI Fellowship, India.
2021: Winner, Toto Award for Photography, India.
2021: Special Mention. Investigative Journalism Award. Asian College of Journalism, India.
2020: The Confluence Collective Visual Storytelling Workshop, Virtual.
2019: Visual Storytelling Workshop, Rachna Book Cafe, Sikkim.
2019: Northeast Lightbox Residency Program and Workshop, Assam.
Publications and Features
Al Jazeera, Vice, The Straits Times, TRT World, The Thirdpole, World Press Photo, Nikkei Asia, The Caravan, The Wire, Mongabay, The Indian Express, Article 14, First Post, Mint Lounge etc.
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