Pablo Bartholomew


(b.1955, lives and works in New Delhi, India)

Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught photographer. His photojournalism (1983-2004) has featured in major international publications, thrice winning him the World Press Photo award. Since 2000 he has excavated his five-decade-old photographic archive, evolving exhibitions like Outside In: A Tale of Three Cities (2007); Bombay: Chronicles of a Past Life (2011); and The Calcutta Diaries (2012). He has held over 30 international solo exhibitions. His work is part of prominent collections worldwide. Since 2005 he has revisited his father, Richard Bartholomew’s archive. In 2008, he co-conceived the photo book and exhibition A Critic’s Eye. In 2012, he published The Art Critic, a 640-page selection of his father’s writing on modern Indian art. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Bartholomew is currently working on his Indian Émigrés series, alongside discovering his Burmese roots by expanding on his DNA-based project, incorporating Indian, Bangladeshi and Burmese weaving traditions.