No.12 The Uncanny
Under 30s award winner Chirag Jindal (b.1993) works at the intersection of documentary journalism, new media art and cartography. Based in New Zealand, Jindal’s series Into the Underworld - Ngā Mahi Rarowhenua reveals a network of lava caves hidden beneath Auckland. Reduced to urban myth, their existence is not common knowledge and ongoing discoveries go often unreported by the urban developers that destroy them. Jindal’s images are created using LiDAR, an emerging form of lens-based imaging applied in archaeological surveying and criminal forensics.
Chirag Jindal - on winning an IPE award
"As any other debut project, the work follows many long periods of experimenting, indecision and risk. It’s a privilege to have it be given this level of recognition and platform for outreach and exposure - especially amongst the high standard of photography in this year’s RPS exhibition."