A First Gen British photographer with Tamil ethnicity
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Mathushaa Sagthidas is a London based photographer (studied at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL) with interest in fine art, contemporary fashion and styling. Mathushaa’s work often examines her identity - Tamil Eelam ethnicity and British nationality, which is often reflected through traditions, history and strongly by fashion photography.
Identity, authenticity and representation are important to her because of her parents’ upbringing and experiences during the Sri Lankan civil war, which took place from 1983 to 2009. The history of the war, their own personal suffering and experience led Mathushaa to learn and embrace her ethnic culture, traditions and heritage more and more. As the Tamil people who died due to the war are unable to teach others about Tamil culture and identity, the way she has been taught.
Mathushaa's work has been featured on Campaign Magazine, Graduate Fashion Week, Fashion Scout, House Beautiful, The Rights Collective Brown Bodies Issue 6, FAD Charity, UAL Portfolio, Anisha Parmar London, MESA Magazine, Asian Woman Festival, Equal Lens, Creative Champs, Shades of Noir, Representative Media, Connect To: Creative Network, Lone Design Club, South Asian Heritage Month, Ruthless Collective, Glass Magazine, BrownGirlMagazine, Burnt Roti Magazine, Juice Droplet, The Youth Outlook Magazine, The Color Confidential, Hoe Zine, Sheaker Magazine, Original Magazine, Mxogyny, South Asian Artists, Redefining Concepts, Shades of Essence, Fem Fam Zine, TheSAFTAC, Through Our Eyes, Stare Magazine, Roots Journal, Serenity Magazine, Yellow Zine, British Asian Women's Magazine, Working Class Creatives, Zindabad Zine, DominAsian Magazine, Surj Magazine, Revive Chronicles, feminismaroundtheworldzine, South Asian Sister Speak, Pardesi Blog, Your Local Newsstand, Rice & Spice Magazine, ColorBloc Magazine, Oneul Zine, Young Creative Indian Space, Velvet Fields Magazine, Bolbyanva, Tamizh Tales, Candiid, YesGurl, AVRA, Fashion Observed, Painted Faces, The Big Sister Journal, Ata Rodo, ASBO Magazine and Antifragile Zine.
UAL Graduation Online Showcase (June 2021)
Camberwell Residency (June 2021)
Camberwell College of Arts Mycelium show (February 2021)
Juice Magazine Takeover (August 2021)
Photo Fusion UK's Salon 2021 (July - August 2021)
MERAKI, The Old Street Gallery (July 2021)
UAL Graduation Show (June 2021)
Trapxart London Showcase, January 2020
Southwark Park Galleries Camberwell College of Arts Don’t Panic! show, Lake Gallery, London, January 2020
Layer’s Online at Htown Studio, 14th June 2019
Love, Love at Willesden Gallery, 8th- 18th May 2019
Nostalgia, A-B Gallery (Camberwell), London, May 2019
Preserved Sentiment, A-B Gallery (Camberwell), London, January 2019
Feel free to check more work on her Instagram.