About the artist
Siva Sai Jeevanantham is a 26-year-old documentary photographer based in Chennai, India. Through his personal and documentary practice, he intends to create cognitive dissonance in human minds. The idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ has always intrigued him, and his work refuses to conform to this binary. Exploring the grey area of human righteousness based on subjective relativism is something that he aims to achieve through his practice.
In his recent work ‘In the same river,’ he discusses the importance of memory in resistance movement using the family photographs of victims of enforced disappearances in India-controlled Kashmir. In September 2019, this project received a long term photography grant from the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad. ‘In the same river’ was also exhibited in a slideshow event, curated by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Co-Founder & Director of Photocircle at Angkor Photo Festival 2019. It will also be part of the 2020 edition of Blurring the lines curated by Steve Bisson, Lisanne van Happen & John Fleetwood.