Delhi-based Ashish Sahoo studied sculpture at the Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India. After completing his B.F.A he moved to New Delhi for his M.F.A (College Of Art) where he started experimenting with the materials, starting from video to sound. His works are mostly interactive as he like his viewer to be the constant participants with his work.
Being held by filmmaker family he was well acquainted with the moving and still images. He started his photographic career soon after his M.F.A where he rejected digital medium and started his research on the analogue medium. He researched one of the mid-18th-century processes of photography called wet plate collodion. He shoots only film and alternate process.
His recent projects have attempted a crossover between photography, art and collaboration, with a strong contextual reference to contemporary urban-narrative and the politics surrounding it.
He has won one of India’s most reputed photography grant “Umrao Singh Shergill Photography grand 2017-18”.
And was jury’s special mention for Alkazi Theatre Photography Grant 2019-20