Amartya De, born in Kolkata, is a watcher, thinking of the past, his family’s histories and the importance of storytelling and privacy today. Amartya wonders where images intersect with memory, his upbringing, playing on the streets, working in the construction industry, to his changing relationships with his friends, family, acquaintances and spaces as life thickens out. Looking at the form of his work through photography, its limitations and strengths, as a direct continuous engagement with the world, while thinking of its role or ability to aid in transformation. He actively uses movement, writes and finds company which could then be shared with a previous self or another. Working in analog and digital production techniques, he received an MFA from Yale university in 2022 and a One Year Certificate in Creative Practices in Photography from the International Center of Photography in 2019.