Dinesh Khanna is a photographer and co-founder of the Delhi Photo Festival. He has worked variously as a calculator salesman, garments quality checker, a busboy in an Upper East Side Bar in New York and as a Client Servicing Executive in Advertising, before finally turning to photography in 1990. His areas of interest include food, still-life, people and interiors. He has held solo exhibitions in venues that include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, New York and San Francisco. He has produced two pictorial books – Bazaar (Penguin India) and Living Faith (Penguin India) – which were a result of over a decade of travelling through the traditional markets and religious centres of India. For the past 6-7 years, he has been working on his next pictorial book, Benaras: Everyday in Eternity which will be published by Aleph Book Company in 2014. He also runs the non-profit organization Nazar Foundation, with Prashant Panjiar, with the aim of mentoring young photographers and promoting the art of photography.
Dinesh Khanna will introduce photographer Steve McCurry before his talk – Picturing the Indian Sub-continent – in Delhi on February 6, 2013.
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