In the course of a long and distinguished career spanning over six decades, T. S. Satyan—one of India’s earliest photojournalists—photographed political luminaries, royalty, famous personalities and celebrities; chronicled some of India’s most significant historical moments and influential figures; as well as produced a large number of landscape and architectural photographs. However, it is his documentation of the anonymous ‘ordinary man’ that is central to his humanistic vision and that dominates his photographic archive. The MAP T. S. Satyan Archive hosts not only the artist’s photographic prints but also his negatives, transparencies, digital assets, writings, research, honours, as well as collected writings about him.

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