Tui Sigman

Deeper understanding of the world around me ....

About me ....

Tui Sigman is currently living in Mumbai and working as a Photographer and a Teacher at the Center for the Visual Arts. Her work is based in Documentary and Fine Art. She is interested in documenting people, cultures, traditions and social issues to gain a deeper understanding of the world around her.

She went on to do a B.F.A in Applied Arts at Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. She did freelance advertising jobs as well as designed the book 'Forever Here' for the DLS, Mumbai. Tui grew up in Mumbai and started to use her camera to explore what life was like on the streets.

Tui Sigman completed her M.F.A in Photography at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, under the guidance of the director Lon Clark she dove head on into Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Some of the many issues she has documented using her camera are: The Aftermath of the Tsunami - Chennai, The seniors and their lives at Ashby Care Center - California, The Endangered Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings - Maharashtra, The Tibetan monasteries in India, The Bokapuram festival - Tamil Nadu, The Slums of Dehu Road & The Children living under the Jogeshwari flyover in Mumbai.

Her first love is to tell stories about people. In her spare time she also does Architectural and Interior Photography. Some of her clients are Lancome, Edelman Inc, DMD Interiors and Raheja Builders.

Along with Documentary photography Tui Sigman had a keen interest in collage, drawing & painting. After the completion of her M.F.A she attended The San Francisco Studio School where she studied issues related to perception and the visual arts under the guidance of Lon Clark. She is an extremely visual person and believes that our perception defines our experience.

Tui Sigman taught Photography at the Light and Life Academy in Ooty for 2 years. She joined hands with Nathan Sigman to start the Center for the Visual Arts in Mumbai. Tui Sigman is also mentoring a group of photographers for the Click Rights initiative with C.R.Y, Child Right and You.

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