Ashvin Mehta was born in 1931. He was one of India’s most distinguished photographers, whom Larry Berryman called ‘a master of scale and a metaphysical poet among the artists’
In a career that spans several decades, he has excelled in various genres, including nature photography, destination photography, and the cityscape. His work has been collected in a series of books, including Himalaya: Encounters with Eternity (Thames & Hudson, London, 1985, 1991), Coasts of India (Thames & Hudson, London, 1987) Gifts of Solitude (Mapin, Ahmedabad, 1991), Happenings – Journal of Luminous Moments (Micro Inks – formerly Hindustan Inks, Vapi, Gujarat, 2003), Intimate Cityscapes (Archer, Ahmedabad, 2004) and Bicycle – a Celebration (Archer, Ahmedabad, 2006). His work has also been shown in the group exhibitions ‘Creative Eye’, curated by Raghu Rai (New Delhi, 1972); ‘Indian Photography: 1844-1984’, curated by Mitter Bedi (Darmstadt, 1984); and ‘Another Way of Seeing’ curated by Circle of 24 (The Netherlands, 1992). Mehta has also been engaged in a number of prestigious collective projects, including A Day in the Life...