About

All images on this website are copyright ©Roy Mehta. All rights reserved © 2021.

Since he became a photographer, Mehta's work has regularly engaged in different ways with cultural identity, through images presented in ‘REVIVAL, LONDON 1989-1993’ and his other books and projects such as ‘DISTANT RELATIONS’ and ‘COASTLINE’.
He is drawn to seeing how photography can offer us an opportunity to reflect on our common histories and celebrate our respective identities. His work explores how different cultures and identities touch, engage and interweave.
As part of this process he has recently been making new work in Mumbai, India exploring a city that he could have gown up in had his family not moved to the UK. This new work explores second-generation immigration and the resulting cross-cultural fluidity.
In a similar way his work also explores what we consider to be ‘nature’, as in his recent series ‘Lockdown’ where he uses image and text to interpret the current Pandemic.
His work is in the permanent collections of Autograph, Historic England, The Library of Birmingham, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery and IKS Collection, Germany.
His archive is available through THE LAURA NOBLE GALLERY: https://www.lauraannnoble.com/artist#/roy-mehta

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Publications

'REVIVAL, LONDON 1989 - 1993'
Foreword by Dr Mark Sealy, director of Autograph, The Association of Black Photographers  
Essay by Caryl Phillips, novelist, playwright and author

Published by Hoxton Mini Press. It is available on this link:
https://www.hoxtonminipress.com/products/revival

 

COASTLINE 2003 Published by Browns ISBN 0-9533730-6-1 (essays by David Chandler and Andrew Martin)

DIFFERENT Survey of a wide range of photographers 2001 Published by Phaidon ISBN 0 7148 4014 9 (essays by Stuart Hall produced by Mark Sealy)

DISTANT RELATIONS 1996 Published by Autograph ISBN 1-899282-20-3 (Essays by Mark Sealy and Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye)

 

Exhibitions

2022 Solo Exhibition opening in NW LONDON as part of BRENT 2020 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE

2021 ‘FACING BRITAN: A SURVEY OF POST-WAR  BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY’, Darmstadt art gallery, Germany

2020 RK BURT GALLERY, LONDON and LONDON CITY BRIDGE ‘SIXTEEN’ Group Photography Exhibition

2019 TATE LIVERPOOL, Tate Exchange ‘SIXTEEN’ Group Photography Exhibition

2019 DERBY PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL ‘Project Sixteen’ National Touring Group Exhibition

2016 ‘Portraits of Mumbai’ Uncertain States, Cass Gallery, London

2015 ‘Coaxial’ Group show London Photomonth

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Teaching

2017 - ongoing. Associate Lecturer University for the Creative Arts, Rochester 

2005 – 2019       Visiting Lecturer Brighton Met FDA and BA(Hons) Visual Arts Practice

2011 – 2014       Tutor Open College of the Arts

2003 – 2004        Visiting Lecturer UCA Farnham

1992 – 2007        Visiting Lecturer Harrow College    

Public Art Commissions and Awards

2012 ‘The World in London’ Olympics commission from the The Photographers Gallery, London

2006 Awarded commission from EGHN (European Garden Heritage Network) to produce work that re-interpreted the space within British and German public gardens.

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