Bio

Neil Chowdhury thinks in images.

He uses photography to explore the relationships between individuals, their societies, and environments, concentrating his efforts on exploring his heritage in India.

He has been awarded the 2011 Light Work Grant, and the 2005 SPE Gary Fritz Imagemaker Award. His photography and digital video works have been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. He has been invited to speak about his work in Dubai, Hungary, India, and in the US. His works are included in the permanent collections of the William Benson Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut; Light Work Community Darkrooms, Syracuse, New York; the Tasveer Collection in Bangalore, India; the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; the National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopia; and in many private collections. He has also participated in artist residencies in India, Spain, Hungary, Macedonia, and most recently at Saltonstall Arts Colony, in Ithaca, NY.

Mr. Chowdhury is assistant professor of photography at California State University, Fresno. He has worked as the director of the Photography Program at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York; taught full time at Zayed University, Dubai; and part time at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit; and at the University of Washington, where he earned his MFA.

Chowdhury worked for several years as a freelance industrial, commercial, and editorial photographer for Ford Motor Company, The Detroit News and other clients. He accepts freelance travel, editorial, and commercial photography assignments in addition to his work as a fine artist and educator.

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