Dileep Prakash

Dileep Prakash (b.1965) has been photographing for almost 25 years and a considerable part of Prakash’s work navigates memory and the passage of time. His fascination for steam locomotives began early when he travelled between his boarding school and home. By the mid-90s, most steam locomotives had been retired but he was able to photograph the last of the steam trains and the people who worked on them. His project on the Anglo-Indian community (2004 – 2006) led him to the far corners of India, making portraits of a community in twilight. From 2007 to 2010, Prakash photographed boarding schools built by the British in colonial India. He began this project, What Was Home, at his alma mater Mayo College and went on to photograph 18 boarding schools.