List of photobooks by photographer Hura, Sohrab

Sohrab Hura is an Indian photographer, member of the agency Magnum Photos since 2014.

He works both on documentary projects, with a focus on bringing attention to difficult human situations, and on personal projects. For the latter, he created his own imprint Ugly Dog to publish his photobooks. He has published the "Sweet Life" tryptich: "Life is Elsewhere" (2015), "A Proposition for Departure" (2017) and "Look, It's Getting Sunny Outside" (2018) in which he tells of his own life, his family, his mother and her dog, his friends.

In 2019 he self-publishes "The Coast", a strange story / fiction that includes manipulation of the storyline, created from moments seized along the Indian Coast. Then in 2020, still self-published, he releases "The Levee", the story of a trip in the Southern United States, where he focuses on the ever-present levees along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and on their symobolic meaning. 

© Portrait taken from the Magnum website

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  • Text included in the book:   " « 'Be careful', my father had written to me, 'it's supposed to be unsafe out there', words interspersed with photographs from the cargo ship that he was working on as he made his way up the Mississippi river to the port right outside New Orleans. The immigration rules did not allow him to step on American soil and he had no...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Ugly Dog: " « The physical coastline becomes a metaphor for a ruptured piece of skin barely holding together a volatile state of being ready to explode. » The Coast opens with an absurd short story that leads into a sequence of images taken along the Indian coastline. While the photographs are made in real situations, the...

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    .Last copy!.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my mother's...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the Magnum Photos website: "In the summer of 1999, when he was only 17, Sohrab Hura's mother was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia. «Life is Elsewhere is a journal of my life, my family, my love, my friends, my travels, my sheer need to experience all that is about to disappear and so in a way I’m attempting to connect...

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