The feminist documentary photographer: AMRITA CHANDRADAS

Whether she’s chronicling the harrowing effects of civil war on women in Sri Lanka.

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Whether she’s chronicling the harrowing effects of civil war on women in Sri Lanka, or the personal struggles of a girl suffering from alopecia areata that results in the loss of hair on the head, as well as eyelashes and eyebrows, the 29-year-old always brings a sensitive feminine perspective to her work. Her next photojournalism project, 6.9, will be a 17-year-long labour of love, set to be completed in 2030. Its aim: to document the paradigm changes affecting society, traditions et al as the Singapore government plans to grow the population to 6.9 million. 

Silk crepe shirt, cotton midi skirt, Kisslock leather frame bag, and leather and shearling slides with crystals.

“In the male-dominated and Western-oriented industry of documentary photography, diversity is very much needed. As a coloured female photographer, my perspective and understanding of the world definitely differ from the mainstream.”