2018 Art Award Finalist
Town Boy, by Sathish Kumar
I choose photography because it gives me the freedom to live my life in my own way. With photography, I want to record my everyday existence, of all my encounters and journeys to create an expression of myself, of my life and of the world around me. When I started exploring what I could do with photography, I started trying to push my boundaries to explore what I really believe is my voice. First, I started working on my home (last days of my father). Town Boy (vol.1) is what I worked on next. Town Boy talks about my experiments of my photography from my college days to present day.
Sathish Kumar, born  and brought up in Kanchipuram, India. I spent a lot of time at my uncle’s photo studio during my school holidays in my childhood which became an inspiration to pursue photography. I got a point and shoot film camera from my uncle as a gift. I always used to carry that camera and films with me to school picnics and cricket grounds to shoot the game, friends, and surroundings. Later I grabbed graduation in Visual Communication from Madras University. Currently, I am a freelance photographer and as an artist pursuing personal works from Chennai, India.
Finalist Gallery with Captions
The Invisible Photographer Awards 2018 is proudly supported by G-Technology AP, Sony Singapore, GetIT Comms, Grenadier Press, Exactly Foundation, Photo Kathmandu, Spoon Creative and Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film.