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Atul Bhalla, Alone and Again, 2007
sepia EYE is dedicated to showing a spectrum of modern and contemporary photography and video work from Asia. Established in September 2009 by Esa Epstein, sepia EYE will continue to foster artist development through exhibitions, publications, trade fairs, and festivals.
We are honored to represent the Estates of Raghubir Singh and Bhupendra Karia. sepia EYE is interested in the rediscovery of lesser known artists and significant periods within the history of photography and in the support of emerging artists.
During her tenure as the Executive Director and Curator of SEPIA International and The Alkazi Collection (1995-2009), Esa Epstein has published eight titles on modern and contemporary photography including: Atul Bhalla: Yamuna Walk (sepiaEYE & UW Press, 2011), Jungjin Lee: Wind, essays by Eugenia Parry and Vicki Goldberg (Aperture/SEPIA, 2009); Ketaki Sheth: Bombay Mix, preface by Suketu Mehta (Dewi Lewis/SEPIA, 2007); and Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, essays by Vivan Sundaram and Wu Hung (SEPIA, 2006).
SEPIA exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous publications, most notably, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Sun, ARTnews, and Art in America. Gallery artists have gained critical acclaim and international recognition, and their works are included in the collections of major European and US museums and private collectors.
In her former position, Esa Epstein has helped build an impressive collection of Indian photography and, along the way, has offered her expertise to both private and public collections. Esa Epstein continues to offer institutional planning and arts management through sepia EYE.