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Charan Singh

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2017

Charan Singh, <i>Untitled #2</i>, from <i>Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others</i>, 2014

Charan Singh, Untitled #2, from Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, 2014

Charan Singh's "Kothis, Hijiras, Giriyas" at Clifford Chance

Singh’s portrait series Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, documents homosexual Indian sub-cultures. The series title comes from the indigenous terms used by queer working class and transgendered men, often forced into sex work, to define their different and particular sexual identities. In Indian society, where class and caste are still major forces, these three groups are among some of the most marginalized.

Singh’s portraits are made in dialogue with the history of Indian photography, back to the stately portraits of the British Raj, and continuing through today’s Bollywood starlets. The subjects, some of who have never been photographed previously, are given space within the images to feel safe with their class, caste and sexuality.

01 June – 15 September 201
Charan Singh: Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others
Clifford Chance
31 W 52nd St.,
New York, NY 10019


2015

Charan Singh, <i>Untitled # 9</i>, from <i>Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others</i>, 2014

Charan Singh, Untitled # 9, from Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, 2014

Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh in GFEST Gaywise Festival

Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh are exhibiting together at London’s 8th GFEST Gaywise Festival from November 9th-14th. The exhibition, ASIAN FUTURE, hosted at Menier Gallery, explores gender, sexuality, and religion from the lens of Asian photographers. More info here.

Asian Future
9 – 14 November 2015
Menier Gallery
London


Charan Singh, <i>Untitled #6</i>, from <i>Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others</i>, 2013-2014

Charan Singh, Untitled #6, from Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, 2013-2014

Charan Singh at The Photographer’s Gallery and Fotofest

Charan Singh’s work is in “FRESHFACED + WILDEYED 2015,” The Photographer’s Gallery’s annual exhibition devoted to showcasing new voices in photography. The Guardian features a few of the works in the exhibition.

His works from the series Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, India (2013) and a video piece, Do I Know You? has also been selected for Fotofest International’s “I Am A Camera.”

16 June – 5 Jul 2015
FRESHFACED + WILDEYED 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery
London