Bharat Patel

Bharat Patel is a travel and social documentary photographer. Over the last several years he has earned a reputation for capturing stories of people and documenting their lives, from cultural rituals of the tribes of Omo Valley to the nomads and transgenders of India. Bharat works on different projects at the same time and regularly holds exhibitions. He has earned numerous awards for his photography and many of his prints are on the walls of private collectors. His striking images in B&W are particularly popular.

Outlook on Bharat’s work is best summed up by his quote: “Photography has become my tool to discover, document and ultimately portray the mortal world around us. I want to save it for the future”. His work has been influenced by many documentary photographers past and present including Sebastiao Salgado, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Edward Curtis and more recently Martin Parr. Bharat brings his own style to ethnic tribal photography which is both ethically respectful and alluring.

For this exhibition Bharat has chosen to showcase his portraits of disappearing tribes of Angola.
Bharat is based in Oxford, UK and can be contacted via his website: or email:



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