Amit Mehra’s photography career spans three decades across genres including editorial & documentary photography. Recipient of 'Best Photographer of the Year – Asia' in 2009 by the Sagamihara Museum, Japan for his photo book, 'India: A Timeless Celebration', Mehra has again demonstrated the ease with which he traverses different genres of photography.
Many of his photographs are part of the collection of the Gabarron Foundation Museum, Spain and the Sagamihara Museum, Japan and also with many corporate & private collectors worldwide.
Mehra’s photographs have been widely exhibited in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Madrid, Milan, Melbourne, Dhaka, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata in solo shows.
His editorial work has also been published in Time, Washington Post, Stern, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Economist, Architectural Digest, Architectural Review, Conde Nast, Financial Times, Vogue, Elle and National Geographic Traveller.
Mehra’s book, ‘Kashmir’ (Penguin Books), has been highly acclaimed for its stark and deeply personal take on the region.His recent self -published book, 'Roznaama' ( Photographer's daily diary) is the first photobook of Southeast Asia shot on iPhone. This book has been shown at Athens Photo festival & a photo book exhibition at Chatterjee & lal gallery, Mumbai.
Amit Mehra has also curated the Indian Photo Festival 2016, Hyderabad.
Currently, Mehra is working on his next book projects, “Sufis: Messengers of Peace” and on the colonial architecture of Bengal " the last Song" and is also making a documentary film "Twilight of my city" based on the tales of old Delhi, India.
Best Photographer of the year-Asia, Sagamihara Museum, Japan
He has been the brand ambassador of Canon & Fuji.
2015 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2013 Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Chang Mai Photo Festival, ( Digital show) ,Thailand
2013 Nikon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 India Art Fair
2012 Photoink Gallery, New Delhi
India : A Timeless Celebration
2011 ‘Chobi Mela’ Photography Festival, Bangladesh
2010 Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Sagamihara Museum, Japan
2009 Gabbaron Museum, ARCO Madrid Art Festival, Spain
2007 Nehru Centre, London, England
2007 National Gallery, Port Louis, Mauritius
2005 Alcaston Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2004 Alcaston Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Paris: A Love Affair
2009 Paris, France
2008 Chandigarh, India
2008 Mumbai, India
2008 Pondicherry, India
2008 Trivandrum, India
2007 Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, India
2006 Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2006 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2006 Apparao Infinity, Chennai, India
Exhibited in India Art Summit 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
2008 'Click! Indian Photography Now', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and London
2008 Alchemist, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Canon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Times of India Show, New Delhi
2005 Melbourne Art Fair, Australia
India Photography Festival 2016
96, Mani Villa, Photo Exhibition by Zishaan Akbar Latif
A film, ‘The Qawwals,’ highlights the decay of the Sufi music form in India.
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
2016 The Last Mansions of Calcutta
2010-11 Unsung Heroes
2007-09 Sufi shrines of Kashmir
2004-08 India A Timeless
2004-08 Contemporary Architecture of India
2005-06 DMRC 2005-07 Gurukul- Hindu Vedic Schools 2005-06 Raisina Hill
2007 Photography Residency, Paris, France
2010 Blue Earth Alliance USA
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
2013 Lahore College of Arts, Pakistan
2013 Beaconhouse National University Lahore, Pakistan
2012 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2012 Allaince Francaise workshop, Delhi
2011 Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Alliance Francaise Workshop, Hyderabad
2010 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
PHOTOGRAPHY CONSERVATION PROJECTS
2006 Set up a photo gallery in North and South Block, New Delhi
2005 Conservation of photographs of the President House in association with National Museum
2008 Indo Israel Colloquium-‘Preserving Cultural Identities in today’s World’
2008 Impact of Globalisation on Culture’
2007 New Age Photography’, London