Khanna, Dinesh

Khanna, Dinesh

Khanna, Dinesh

Dinesh Khanna worked variously as a calculator salesman, Garments quality checker and a busboy in an upper Eastside Bar in New York in his early years. This rather confused career path was due to his early teenage belief that if he followed in his photographer father’s footsteps he would be yet another victim of the Indian caste system. This rebellion further led him to a 12 year long career as in advertising where he finally achieved ‘burn-out’ at the ripe old age of 33 and left him with a burning desire to become a professional photographer. In 1990 he finally succumbed to what can probably be blamed on genetic- coding – the desire to make images – both as means of making a living and as a form of creative expression. The last 15 years have seen him involved in creating images for Advertising, Editorial and Corporate clients and a large body of personal work, which has been exhibited in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Banglore, London, Edinburgh, San Francisco and New York – And 2 pictorial books – ‘Bazar’ and ‘Living Faith’ were a result of an over a decade of traveling through the traditional markets and spiritual centres of India.