Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer (RR) is a Photographer and Artist from India but currently working in Singapore.
Photography has been a passion for Ramesh all along, starting from his college days. He was an officer member of the Loyola Photographic Society Madras and actively involved in visual arts during his university days. He continued his passion for photography to become a master, dedicating himself to log in 10,000 hours of photographic practice between 2009 and 2018.
Also in 2018, Ramesh graduated with an MA in Asian Art History from Goldsmiths University of London, studying at LaSalle College Singapore with a concentration in Photography. His MA thesis was on Motivations, Methods, and Morality of the Photography of Transgender persons in Asia. He is currently working on photographic projects with various themes: river cultures, sacred spaces, urban culture and transgender photography.
Some of his recent work as an artist includes his photo book and exhibition ‘Thaipusam - An Exploration of Faith, Devotion and Surrender’ (2015, in collaboration with the late Richard Seah). In 2019, Ramesh completed an artist residency as a photographer/artist at MES56 Yogyakarta. His work focused on photographing the sculptural relief panels of the hidden base of the Borobudur Temple. In January 2020, he was the artist-in-residence at the Tentacles art gallery in Bangkok, where he worked on the project River Rituals - Exploring the Changing Nature of the Chao Phraya River through Photography.
In the past, Ramesh worked in leading multinational companies for over three decades in companies like P&G, Philips, Pernod-Ricard and Danone in Marketing and Organisation Development. He graduated from Loyola College, University of Madras in 1981 with a Bachelors in Chemistry and did his Masters in Business from XLRI Jamshedpur India.