Pablo Bartholomew is a self-taught photographer with a practice of nearly five decades. Excavating his vast photographic archive, he created iconic exhibitions like Outside In: A Tale of Three Cities (2007); Bombay: Chronicles of a Past Life (2011); and The Calcutta Diaries (2012). He has held over 30 solo exhibitions at galleries, museums, biennales and photo festivals. His work is part of prominent collections worldwide.
From 2005 working with his father's archive of photographs and writings, in 2008, he co-conceived the book and exhibition A Critic's Eye, photographs that captured the cultural ethos of his fathers' time, portraying the camaraderie between the artists of his generation. Finally, in September 2012, he self-published Richard Bartholomew -The Art Critic, a 640-page selection of his father's writing on modern Indian art that intimately chronicles the untold, insider story of the birth of Modern Indian Art, the 1950s to 1980s.
From 1983 to 2004, his photojournalistic work has featured in every major international publication and has won him the World Press Photo award, three-times.
In 2013 he was bestowed the Padma Shri by the President of India, and in 2014 he received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.
He is currently continuing his long-term project on the Indian émigrés, discovering his Burmese roots and expanding on the DNA-based cross-border project, which incorporates textiles and weaving between India, Bangladesh, and Burma.