Subhankar Banerjee

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Subhankar Banerjee was born in Berhampore, India in 1967. He spent his childhood there and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering. In 1990 he moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies, where he obtained master’s degrees in physics and computer science from the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Mr. Banerjee worked in the scientific fields for six years, with Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico and Boeing in Seattle. In 2000 he left science behind for a career in photography that stemmed from his childhood passion for painting, coupled with a deep love and concern for the wilderness and disappearing indigenous cultures. Over the past decade, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of the conservation of eco-culturally significant areas of the Arctic and to raise awareness about indigenous human rights and climate change. He is editor of the anthology Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point. His other publications include Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land; Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Subhankar Banerjee: The Last Wilderness, Photographs of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars; The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics; A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History; Subhankar Banerjee: Photographs; and Subhankar Banerjee: Where I Live I Hope to Know.

In 2011 the Lannan Foundation made a grant to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in support of its solo exhibition and catalogue, Subhankar Banerjee: Where I Live I Hope to Know, on view from May 14 until August 28, 2011.


Artworks



Hulula Okpila Delta Ii 2015 02 Subhankar Banerjee

Hulula Okpila Delta II, 2006

Size: 68 x 86 inches
Medium: Digital C-Print
Edition: 1 of 5

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Subhankar  Banerjee  Hulula  Okpila  Delta  Iii 2015 01

Hulula Okpila Delta III

Size: 68 x 86 inches
Medium: Digital Chromogenic Print

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Banerjee 2014 04

Near the dead pinon where birds gather in autumn (III), 2009

Size: 36 x 48 inches

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Banerjee 2014 03

Near the dead pinon where birds gather in autumn (II), 2008

Size: 36 x 48 inches

Current Lannan Art Collection

Banerjee 2014 02

Near the dead pinon where birds gather in autumn (I), 2008

Size: 36 x 48 inches

Current Lannan Art Collection

When I Arrived At The Railroad Subhankar Banerjee

When I Arrived at the Railroad, 2009

Size: 89 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 1 inch
Medium: Digital Dye Coupler Print Photograph

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Where Coopers Hawk Flew Away

Where the Cooper’s Hawk Flew Away As I Approached the Dead Pinones: On My Way to the Railroad, 2009

Size: 89 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 1 inch
Medium: Digital Dye Coupler Print Photograph

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Dead Pinion Where Birds Gather Autumn Subhankar Banerjee

Dead Piñon Where Birds Gather in Autumn: On My Way to the Powerline, 2009

Medium: Digital Dye Coupler Print Photograph
Size: 29 3/4 x 89 3/4 x 1 inch

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Many Large Dead Pinions Subhankar Banerjee

Many Dead Piñons: On My Way to the Railroad, 2009

Medium: Digital Dye Coupler Print Photograph
Size: 29 3/4 x 89 3/4 x 1 inch

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Four Potential Bluebird Homes Subhankar Banerjee

Four Potential Bluebird Homes: On My Way to the Powerline, 2009

Medium: Digital Dye Coupler Print Photograph
Size: 89 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 1 inch

Current Lannan Art Collection


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