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Karan Khanna



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Biography

Born in 1956.

Viewing the world through the lens of a camera started as a school hobby and gradually spiraled into a passion. In 1982 Karan gave up a lucrative advertising career and took to photography full time.

Through this street photography Karan has built up a collection of photographs that have been exhibited in various shows and are in private collections in India and abroad.His works have been sold at Sothebys _The Indian Art - auction in London in May 2008 & Indian & South east Asian Art ? auction in March 2009 in New York .Borabadour Auction May 2009.Solo shows in Kaula Lumpur & Singapore Dec.2008.

His most recent works reflect his familiarity with the technological changes in his field which Karan has used to create a new idiom of expression that is uniquely his.

As an artist?s son he enjoyed growing up in a home where art was a way of life. He was also often privileged to meet luminaries in the art world who were friends of his parents, Renu & Krishen Khanna. Among these was Henri Cartier-Bresson who Karan once accompanied on a shooting spree in Chandini Chowk ( the oldest part of Delhi.). It was this legendary, much revered photographer who inspired Karan to make photography not just a profession but a way of life, and from whom he learnt some of the finer points of photography.


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