Shayok Mukhopadhyay grew up in Kolkata, India and graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York. His first solo show of photographs, Québec, took place at Katharine Mulherin Projects in Toronto in 2013. His installation, Back Home, was recently part of the 2017 Bronx Museum's AIM Biennial exhibition. His short films include CHAROK (2015, an official selection at the Portland Film Festival and Bali International Film Festival, and COUNTING THE WAVES (2016). He was awarded a NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) grant for post-production on his current film project, GAUTAM & BUDDHA.