ABOUT CRAIG BOEHMAN

 

 

Craig Boehman is an American photographer based in Mumbai. Formerly a freelance writer, he gravitated to photography when one of his images was selected for the cover of the German edition of Le Monde Diplomatique in 2015. Since then, his subjects have been the people of India, with long-term projects in both Kolkata and Mumbai.

 

His "Dhakuria Railway Colony" project is based on the lives of several hundred people who live along the active and busy railroad tracks in Kolkata. He's photographed them for years, initially from a bridge and then finally from the tracks themselves, where he had to dodge trains to get a feel for life there and to document their plights of poverty, disease, and the constant danger of passing trains.

 

In Mumbai, his home, he has several long term projects but has recently gravitated toward the men and their families who work at the Darukhana ship-breaking yard, an industrial space with questionable air laden with unknown particles, but historically noted for the handling of asbestos, like many shipyards globally. The men there still break down metal parts and other misc. bits into usable scraps and pieces for local businesses and artisans.

Craig runs street photography workshops and accepts commercial and editorial assignments. His work has been shown in photography exhibitions around the world and featured in publications like Le Monde Diplomatique, Verve Magazine, and The Hindustan Times.

 

PRESS

 

 

Unfiltered

2019 The Tide of Change: Rising sea-levels, Plastic Pollution and unsustainable fishing
2018 Mid-Day, Mumbai: American Photographer Launches Crowd-Sourced Aarey Forest Image Bank|
2018 Verve, An Interview With Street Photographer Craig Boehman
2017 India Independent Films: Hardik Mehta: Musings of a “Mindie”
2017 Picfair "21 Iconic Bridges From Around The World"
2017 Bollywood Direct feature on director Hardik Mehta
2017 Street Photography Magazine, Issue 49 "Rate Your Fear with SPAI"
2017 Picfair "Saturated"
2017 Inspired Eye,Issue 38
2017 Podcast interview with Street Photography Magazine "Because of Street Photography"
2016 Hindustand Times, Top shot: Expert photography tips for Ganpati Visarjan
2016The Street Photographer Notebook Issue 15
2016 Edge Of Humanity Magazine
2016 Street Photography Magazine, Issue 29 & 33

DailyO
2016 [Photo essay] From Bombay to Berlin in 15 pictures
2016 What Photographing Bombay Streets Taught Me About Myself
2016 Why Kolkata's Dhakuria Bridge's Blue And White Makeover Is Absurd
2015 Why Kolkata's Dhakuria Railway Tracks Mirror A War Zone
2015 What The Invisible Rickshawallahs Of Calcutta Show You
2015 [Photo Essay] Why Bombay's Bandstand Is Notoriously Charming At Low Tide
2015 Why Two Italians Made A Stopover In Mumbai On A Road Trip To Japan
2015 [Photo Essay] So Long, Pacific Northwest

Digital Journal
2016 An American street photographer in Mumbai
2016 Road-Tripping Italians Make Their Journey About Sharing Dreams
2016 A Crumbling Kolkata Bridge Gets Painted Instead Of Repaired 
2015 Photo Essay: Life At The Dhakuria Railway Colony Of Kolkata
2015 Photo Essay: A Visit With The Children Of St. Jude
2015 Photo Essay: Mumbai From A Balcony

Huffington Post
2017 Photoblog: Kumbharwada Is A Throwback To Village Life In Dharavi
2016 Photoblog: How Mumbai Turned Me Into A Street Photographer
2016 Photoblog: My Visit With Road-Trippin' Italians At St. Jude's, Kolkata
2016 Photo Essay: A Visit With The Children Of St. Jude
2016 The Wrong Side Of The Tracks: Life At Kolkata's Dhakuria Railway Colony
2015 Photo Essay: Mumbai From A Balcony
2015 Photo Essay: So Long, Pacific Northwest
2015 Photos: My Introduction To Street Photography In India
2015 Pictures: Kolkata's Brutal Heatwave  ​

Print Publications
2018 Mid-Day, Mumbai: American Photographer Launches Crowd-Sourced Aarey Forest Image Bank
2018 Verve, January 2018 Volume 27 "An Interview With Street Photographer Craig Boehman"
FilmIndia Worldwide, 2016 Feb - April Issue. Portrait on back cover.
Le Monde diplomatique, 2015 November cover photoGerman edition.

​Group Exhibitions
2018 Dépaysement Exhibition, Los Angeles, USA. 
2018 DCP Annual Wildlife, Nature, And Travel Photography Exhibition. Thane, India
2016 Mosaicografia in Porto Alegre, Brasil 

 

Interviews
2018 Mid-Day, Mumbai: American Photographer Launches Crowd-Sourced Aarey Forest Image Bank
2018 Verve, January 2018 Volume 27 "An Interview With Street Photographer Craig Boehman"
2017 Bandra Info
2017 Podcast interview with Street Photography Magazine "Because of Street Photography"
2016 Hindustand Times, Top shot: Expert photography tips for Ganpati Visarjan
2016 Picsdream India, 2016 You Can Never Predict What's Going to Happen On Any Given Day, Especially In Mumbai
2016 TPW CVisuali, 2016 American Photographer based in, Mumbai , India, Street & Travel: Craig Boehman

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