Elysium A photography project by Sandeep Dhopate

“All religions promote some kind of promised land of eternal happiness after death.

The idea must have been to be encourage compassion and respect for everything around so as to be deserving of this great reward. But somewhere along the line, we seemed to have lost the plot and started engaging in violent forceful behavior to gain entry into that Elysium. What made us believe in a myth so staunchly that we ignore the paradise we already are on and resort to destroying everything around us.

The elysian fields do exist and we are already there.” – Sandeep Dhopate

Based in Mumbai, India – Sandeep’s work explore the intersections between religion, spirituality and sexuality often questioning our current moral value system established through a mass blind acceptance of a generalized truth.

NB: Limited edition prints from Elysium are available at the Public House of Art and can be purchased here – https://publichouseofart.com/artists/sandeep-dhopate

Discover more of Sandeep’s work here: Sandeep Dhopate

Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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