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Obituary: Prabuddha Dasgupta

Obituary: Prabuddha Dasgupta | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it
Prabuddha and I were both intrigued by Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”.

 

Photograph by Prabuddha Dasgupta 

Text by Aveek Sen | The Telegraph

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Portfolio | 'Longing' by Prabuddha Dasgupta

Portfolio | 'Longing' by Prabuddha Dasgupta | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Longing is not always oriented toward the future. It can as easily be retrospective. You can long for what you have ­already experienced. Sexual fantasies, for example, are memories (sometimes slightly improved on) as often as they are inventions, albeit memories that are in danger of fading even as they are summoned.
Nor is longing always person- or object-specific. You can be in a state of generalized longing with­out knowing quite what it is that you long for. This might be the purest form of longing, the most dif­ficult to assuage, the least susceptible to being brought to an end, the kind capable of lasting longest—so much so that it can become all but ­indistinguishable from a generalized ­condition of existence..."

Text By Geoff Dyer | The Paris Review 

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The Fearless Photographer

The Fearless Photographer | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

Dasgupta, 58, who died of a heart attack in Alibaug on Sunday, left his stamp of boldness and originality in his commercial and non-commercial work.

 

Photograph by Prabuddha Dasgupta

Text by David De Souza | Mint

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