> Even though the whole world is burning

Behind Closed Binds

Jeet Sengupta, India

As I began to search for answers within myself, questioning notions of belonging, memory and identity, I began to feel a sense of alienation from the space and people I had called home for as long as I can remember. With little to do to prevent my idle mind from flooding with self-doubt, I began photographing my family, my home and domestic life.


Born in 1991, Jeet Sengupta is a photographer based in Kolkata. He graduated as a civil engineer from West Bengal University of Technology, India in the year 2016.He believes what we see has a huge impact on how we think, and this makes photography an incredibly powerful tool. He is interested in understanding how people and culture shape and consume photography, especially in India. The scope of contemporary photography is widening every day and as a keen visual storyteller he wants to engage and participate in the dialogue photography has opened up. His work revolves around the themes of memory, belonging, identity, politics, migration and the idea of home.