By Srinivas Kuruganti
has been a photographer for over 30 years, in 1989 – moving from Delhi to California to pursue a degree is when he began to record his experiences. This was something he did every time he moved, subsequently spending sixteen years in New York. It was there that he became intensely involved in the city, documenting social gatherings of all kinds – protests, nightlife, the Bhangra
and Drum n Bass scene run by South Asians there… pictures of his friends, of himself, of events that he went to and the streets that he walked.
In the following years he struggled to move with eight trunks filled with negatives, contact sheets and prints – from city to city – and only recently started to scan, digitize and catalogue the material. Looking at the pictures now, many of which he doesn’t remember taking, he sees a life lived constantly on the move.
With this project, he would like the viewers to understand the work involved in creating and archiving something that has been sitting dormant for years.
‘this archive has no legs’
has been realised within the framework of Five Million Incidents, 2019-2020, conceived by Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective.