Edition 2018

Chandan Gomes


Photoink, New Delhi, India

Chandan Gomes’ visual and conceptual exploration in the series People You May Know is an unconventional exchange of conversations between two strangers who found each other in the virtual world. This work investigates the boundaryless realm of the "unknown" and "unseen" and reflects on how people interact and influence one another in the age of social media. As the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds get blurred, the phenomenon of the digitized self finds agency and freedom to be anybody it wants to be. People You May Know is a dark and poignant search for romantic love in the digital age. Its unpredictable and non-linear narrative allows the viewer to experience a relationship as it unfolds, falters, and rebuilds, not always in the same order.
Devika Daulet-Singh

Exhibition curator: Devika Daulet-Singh.
Prints and framing by Digital Image Solutions, New Delhi.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture