Archive for: Photography

‘The Singing Fish of Batticaloa’, BBC Radio 4

The search for an elusive watery wonder in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

Broadcast Monday 28th July 2014, 11:00 am
Produced by Cicely Fell and Kannan Arunasalam
Photography by Kannan Arunasalam, Cicely Fell, Thangavel Sakthiyalingam
Music By Adam Nicholas
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

I AM project exhibited at Neuburger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y., January 4 – March 16, 2014

The exhibition of twenty international artists and thirty artworks explores how artists express their individual and collective identities, and the relationships among memory, document, and fiction. The mixed media exhibition presents work that uses online data, remembrance, handiwork, genetics, gaming, and Google to mark the discord, beauty and banality that occur each day.

PIX Quarterly, India, October 2012

Featured in the Sri Lankan edition of this photography quarterly magazine.

‘Expressions of Identity’, Royal Commonwealth Society, London

Invited to share some of my work at this event in London organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, International Alert and Voices for Reconciliation; chaired by George Alagiah and speaking alongside the writer Roshi Fernando and playwright Prassanna Puwanarajah.

The Independent, I Am project

Mrs Subramanium is the personal assistant to the head of one of Jaffna’s most popular newspaper. She reflects on her approach to life and death and why, despite the constant badgering from her diasporan family, she refuses to leave Jaffna.

The tobacco farmer, I Am project

At 105 years of age, Veerakathy may be the oldest man in Jaffna. The tobacco farmer from Velanai has already outlived six of his sons. He talks about a Jaffna way of life that has helped him live a very long life.