b. 1984, India
Aparna Jayakumar is a photographer from Mumbai now based in Doha. She straddles both spheres of art and commerce. Her camera allows her access to different worlds - from rundown taxis to luxury designer cars, from daily wage immigrant workers to Bollywood superstars, from reluctant Bengali office-goers to billionaire tycoons. It is this depth and diversity of human existence that Jayakumar seeks to capture in her images.
Jayakumar studied Photography, Film and Art History in India and Greece. In 2009, she was nominated from India for the international Prix Prictet award. She has spent many years on Bollywood film sets as a publicity photographer. She is a photography educator and has initiated community outreach programs using the photographic medium. She founded the Bombay Photo Club in 2012 and ran several events across the city featuring photographers from the world over.