Bombay Shipyards, Reau Road

About Srinivas Kuruganti

In black-and-white and color images, Srinivas Kuruganti documents the lives of communities and laborers in India, from Bombay to Bangalore. Capturing members of the public at festivals and Bombay dance halls, Kuruganti also turns his lens on workers at coalmines and ship-breaking yards, documenting the destruction wrought on the landscape from industrial pollution, and the impact of this on laborers’ living conditions. Since 2001, Kuruganti has explored the spread of disease—in particular India’s AIDS epidemic—among the country’s people. He has photographed patients and staff at HIV clinics, and those at high risk of contracting the virus, including truck drivers, eunuchs, and sex workers.

Indian, Washington, D.C., based in London, United Kingdom