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Jaisingh Nageswaran is a self-taught photographer from Vadipatti village, Tamil Nadu, India. Born to working-class parents, he was educated by his grandmother at home.


Jaisingh’s work revolves around showing the lives of socially marginalised communities, exploring themes of gender identity, caste discrimination, and issues of rural life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he returned to his hometown, where he is now turning his lens inwards to shed light on everyday and historic acts of Dalit resistance and resilience by documenting his own childhood memories and tracing his family histories across four generations.



Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Photography award (2023)

KHOJ: Curatorial Intensive South Asia Fellowship (2023)

The Grand Prix winner: KYOTOGRAPHIE Photography Festival at Kyoto, Japan (2023)

The third UNSUNG Srishti Digilife Grant (2022)                                                

Social Justice Fellowship, Magnum Foundation (2021)

One of top ten finalists with Alisha Sett, Serendipity Arles Grant (2020)

Second Prize, The Lodge (Hotel Transgenders) (2013)                                    
9th Rencontres Cinematographiques de Cerbere (France)



The Lodge series: Elected to be presented at KG+ at the KYOTOGRAPHIE Photography Festival at Kyoto, Japan. (2023)

I Feel Like a Fish: Exhibited at the 13th edition of the African Biennale of Photography (2023)

Growing Like A Tree: Sent A Letter: A curatorial debut by Bunu Dhungana and Sadia Marium Rupa (2023)

Growing Like A Tree: Curated by Sohrab Hura and exhibited at Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai (2021)

Growing Like A Tree: Static In The Air: Second iteration curated by Sohrab Hura (2021)


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