Pablo Bartholomew

New Delhi

Born in New Delhi, 1955. Lives and works in New Delhi.


Pablo Bartholomew, a self-taught artist/photographer with a practice of nearly five decades. From 2000, excavating his vast photographic archive, revisiting the period between 1970 to 1983, he created several important exhibitions and since 1979 has held over 30 international solo exhibitions at galleries, museums, biennales and photo festivals. His work is part of prominent collections worldwide. From 2005 working with the archive of photographs and writings of his father, Richard Bartholomew, that intimately chronicles the untold, insider story of the birth of Modern Indian Art, 1950s to 1980s. His photojournalistic work, 1983 to 2004 has featured in every major international publication and has won him the World Press Photo award, three-times. In 2013 he was bestowed the Padma Shri by the President of India and in 2014 he received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government. Continuing his long-term project on the Indian émigrés, alongside discovering his Burmese roots and expanding on the DNA based cross border project which incorporates textiles and weaving between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma).