Neil Chowdhury was born in England to an Indian father and British mother. After earning his MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle, he was able to amass the funds needed for a plane ticket to pursue his explorations of his father’s homeland.
“Photography for me is the perfect instrument of social observation. The reasons he began photographing have to do with the medium’s ability to record, describe, and provide a reference for the analysis of what has been seen. He used this at first as a way of finding and understanding social interaction, and then as a way of continued investigation of other societies, and as a creative strategy of art making.