An interview with Dayanita Singh


Photographer Dayanita Singh explains how her photography books are like sculptures, and tells us how the overpowering color of India led to her work in black and white, which she felt made images “more elusive.” The artist also talks about her frustrations with how images become “fossilized” in museums and art galleries, and how this prompted to develop her mobile “pocket museums”—structures that allow Dayanita herself, or invited participants, to move and change displays of her work.

Cite this page as: Tate, "An interview with Dayanita Singh," in Smarthistory, December 17, 2020, accessed July 20, 2024,