Vikram at home with Elu. Oxfordshire, 2018.
Vikram Kushwah is an Indian born photography artist based in England. Shortlisted by the National Portrait Gallery, London, for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2019, and Portrait of Britain 2018 and 2019 winner, he was born in New Delhi. He spent his formative years in boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Vikram moved to London in 2008 and completed his MA Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester in 2010. He has since been practicing in the UK and India.
"Constantly searching but not sure what I’m looking for. It feels like being lost, but I’m actually just being led. I tell tales of the world we live in, and of an imagined one. Eventually, it all leads me inward, on a path to knowing myself.”
"I once (actually three times) fled my boarding school in protest, between the ages of six and nine. Homesickness and not being afraid of adventure were the primary driving forces. I wasn't sure where I was running to, as home was about 200 miles away. I still enjoy the aimlessness and the dreamlike nature of that child, being firmly rooted in love. A lot of my work is imagined by him."