Aaryan Sinha (born 2001) is a photographer based between New Delhi, India and The Hague, Netherlands.

With Sinha’s practice, he tends to focus on topics related to his homeland, India, and his ever-changing identity in connection with it. His practice is constructed around his own cultural context, reflecting on his past, origins and on the views that have been imposed on him. The perspective that he holds is a mixture of his own vision and the influence western society has had on it. The distance from his homeland, brought him closer to his roots. The notion of Indian identity was one that seemed both beautiful and fragile at the same time, unable to put a finger on it, it began to feel like a mirage. Photography became a outlet to further observe this notion. The work aims to utilise photography along with archival material and text to further question and tackle themes of colonialisation, visual cliches and repeating patterns. Being from a country riddled with cliches imposed by the West, it is important for him to showcase a version of India that is true to his own upbringing.

In 2023, Sinha completed his bachelor’s degree in Photography from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). That same year his work has been exhibited in Luma Arles with House of Dior, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Melkweg Amsterdam and he was further named a Foam Talent 2024-25 as well as a finalist for the Emergentes Portfolio Review, Encontros da Imagem.


Exhibitions & Awards

2025

Foam Talent 2024-2025, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt
Photo Schwiez Festival, Zurich

2024

Aperture Portfolio Prize 2024 Longlist 

Belfast Photo Festival 2024 Winner

Palm* Photo Prize, Melkweg Amsterdam

Foam Talent 2024-25, Amsterdam

Emergentes Group Show, Encontros da Imagem 2024

2023
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

2022

Unfolding Territories, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague

2021

dis(connect) Fuse Expo in collaboration with Foam Amsterdam

2020

Noorderlicht Photo Festival



Features

Palm* Photo Prize 2024 Shortlist

Foam Magazine #65 Talent

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

aaryansinha7@gmail.com

+31 68 23 009 51

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