Aaryan Sinha (born 2001) is a photographer originally from New Delhi, India, currently based in the Netherlands. He completed his bachelor's degree in Photography from the Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag in 2023.
With his photographic practice, he tends to work on topics relating to his homeland of India and his ever-changing identity in relation to that. Having lived in a part of Western society for over 4 years now, he is more intrigued and inspired by the roots he comes from. With each of his recent projects beginning with the question ‘What is the notion of Indian identity?’.
Photography as a medium along with archival material and text gives him the opportunity to question and observe certain issues that arise in his journey. In terms of the process, the images come first through an intuitive exploration of the land he comes from, focusing on the details that reside in the Indian landscape. And the concept later, through analysis of the collected imagery, once certain distance has been gained. It is further moulded and formalised, during the editing and sequencing part of the process, that often leads to a publication.
Exhibitions & Awards
Foam Talent, Amsterdam
Steenbergen Stipendium, Nederlands Fotomusuem
Finalist Emergentes Portfolio Review, Encontros da Imagem
Arty Party: Photography Graduates, Melkweg Expo
Laureate House of Dior:Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents, Arles
Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Unfolding Territories, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague
dis(connect) Fuse Expo in collaboration with Foam Amsterdam
Noorderlicht Photo Festival
Fisheye Magazine Interview (December 2023)
Der Greif Guest Room: Damarice Amao & Matthias Pfaller (Nov 2023)
Zero Nine Magazine (September 2023)
People and Communities Zine by Uncommon Studios (August 2023)
Photoworks Photography + Graduate Issue (August 2023)
Say Magazine (July 2023)
PHMuseum (April 2023)
April Recorder by Eclect Lab (2022)
The Hague/New Delhi
+31 68 23 009 51