B. S. Shivaraju AKA Cop Shiva is a policeman in real life and learnt photography to document events. He started his photography career by being a part of an alternative art collective called 1.SHANHTIROAD STUDIO/GALLERY. His work on Bagadehalli Basavaraj as a Gandhi impersonator is an ongoing project that looks at Gandhi’s ideals in contemporary India. His portfolio includes a series of intimate portraits of urban migrants, people of alternative sexuality, street performers and others living in the hinterland of urban and rural conflict. Shiva continues to capture the diversity of humans who live on the edge and represent the spirit of our times.
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