Sharbendu De is a Delhi based contemporary photographer and an academic. He actively works within the ‘staged and constructed’ genre and is exploring a contemporary visual language alongside his documentary practice, and is regularly invited as a speaker and trainer on photography. De is presently engaged as a Visiting Professor teaching photojournalism and documentary photography at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2012-present), where he also mentors students to produce photobooks. He’s redesigned the photo journalism syllabus in Jamia (MA Convergent Journalism, 2012; MA Development Communication, 2014) and Delhi University (2016). He has an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster (2010), London, and has a PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi (2004).
His series Between Grief and Nothing has been exhibited in Econtros da Imagem, Photo Kathmandu, Geothe Institut in New Delhi, as well as featured on GUP Magazine, LensCulture, Invisible Photographer Asia and PIX Quarterly. He’s exhibited in UK, Portugal, Nepal, and across India.
He has also worked for many international not-for- profits like UNDP, Oxfam India, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), World Vision India, WWF-UK, CARE India, WWF-India, Greenpeace, Save The Children Finland, Save The Children Bal Raksha Bharat etc. His work has been published across Mashable, Outlook Traveller, Fountain Ink, Marie Claire, Indian Express, Caravan Magazine, Motherland, The Indian Express etc.