Vivek Muthuramalingam is an independent photographer and visual journalist based out of Bangalore, India.
In his documentary work, Vivek seeks for ideas that can serve humanitarian purposes. He strives to dedicate his abilities for projects that can illustrate and inform socially relevant, ecologically urgent and culturally important themes that can perhaps help serve a greater cause of change and sustenance. He is partial to ideas that coax a narrative and inform a deeper connection with the subject. He attempts to bring a similar approach to his editorial assignments where understanding the issue and subject is core for a creative endeavour.
He studied fine-art at the Ken School of Art, Bangalore and completed his studies in medicine at Kolar, Karnataka. He worked briefly as a junior surgical resident in the Department of Urology at the Manipal Hospital in Bangalore before he turned to photography.
The onset of winter this year in North India has brought with it some of the worst pollution levels that India has ever seen. Contrary to the mainstream narrative, where pollution is largely looked up...