Prabuddha Dasgupta (1956–2012) was a self-taught photographer. He studied to be a historian but started his career as a copywriter before turning to photography. Dasgupta’s work has been exhibited and published both in India and around the world. In 1996, his controversial collection of portraits and nudes of urban Indian women titled Women was published, with the intent of reinstating the nude to its rightful place in the Indian cultural discourse. His work is included in many publications including the Paris Review, and the volumes Nudi and India Now: New Photographic Visions. Dasgupta was also the recipient of many grants and awards including the Yves Saint Laurent Grant for Photography in 1991. His work is in the collections of many individuals and institutions, such the Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy, and Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy.