Photo Feature

NIRMAL HARINDRAN
Photojournalist with The Indian Express Ahmedabad, India

Hailing from a coastal village of northern Kerala, Nirmal’s professional career started in 2006 as he started freelancing as a photographer in Cochin. From early days his interest was fixed on storytelling and photography became his main messenger. Having worked on a wide range of visual journalism from current affairs & history to human interest & eco-conservation, Nirmal loves to travel and document the shift in livelihood patterns of different cultures while not on assignment. Nirmal is presently pursuing a long-term project on the On-set of southwest monsoons in India with focus on climate change.

EXHIBITIONS 

10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa , 2018,

Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi , 2019

Gujarat state Lalit Kala Academy gallery, Ahmedabad,  2022. 

Participants of Mumbai marathon run through Bandra-Worli Sea Link on a Sunday morning
Participants of Mumbai marathon run through Bandra-Worli Sea Link on a Sunday morning
Maana Patel, India’s first female swimmer to qualify for Olympics practice at a sports complex in Ahmedabad ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Maana Patel, India’s first female swimmer to qualify for Olympics practice at a sports complex in Ahmedabad ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Reflection of workers transplanting paddy crop seedlings at a farm in the outskirts of Ahmedabad
Reflection of workers transplanting paddy crop seedlings at a farm in the outskirts of Ahmedabad
Children having midday meal at a government school in rural area of Jagatial, Telengana
Children having midday meal at a government school in rural area of Jagatial, Telengana
A street art installation at Mumbai Town hall bringing attention onto blind beliefs in society by artist who goes by pseudo name Tyler
A street art installation at Mumbai Town hall bringing attention onto blind beliefs in society by artist who goes by pseudo name Tyler
Kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda races his buffaloes during the Anna-Thamma Kambala organised at Paivalike in Kasargod district in Kerala. Srinivasa Gowda a.k.a Indian Usain Bolt came into limelight when his sprint during a Kambala race reportedly broke the world record set by Usain Bolt in early 2020
Kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda races his buffaloes during the Anna-Thamma Kambala organised at Paivalike in Kasargod district in Kerala. Srinivasa Gowda a.k.a Indian Usain Bolt came into limelight when his sprint during a Kambala race reportedly broke the world record set by Usain Bolt in early 2020
Athletes in action during 3000 MTR Steeplechase women’s finals at IIT Gandhinagar during 36th National Games Gujarat
Athletes in action during 3000 MTR Steeplechase women’s finals at IIT Gandhinagar during 36th National Games Gujarat
A man pulls his cart pass a street art of Mahatma Gandhi at Paldi, Ahmedabad
A man pulls his cart pass a street art of Mahatma Gandhi at Paldi, Ahmedabad
Workers on safety harness undertaking construction work on a commercial shopping complex at Ambawadi in Ahmedabad
Workers on safety harness undertaking construction work on a commercial shopping complex at Ambawadi in Ahmedabad
Toxic froth spills out to state highway 35 from Bellandur lake, Bengaluru. The toxic effluents that cause the froth build up are deposited by Garment units upstream and other apartment buildings in the area functioning without a sewage treatment facility
Toxic froth spills out to state highway 35 from Bellandur lake, Bengaluru. The toxic effluents that cause the froth build up are deposited by Garment units upstream and other apartment buildings in the area functioning without a sewage treatment facility
A traditional cast net fisherman spreads his net at Vypin island beach in Cochin, Kerala
A traditional cast net fisherman spreads his net at Vypin island beach in Cochin, Kerala
Children attending classes at the traditional vedic school - Brahmaswam Madham in Thrissur, Kerala
Children attending classes at the traditional vedic school – Brahmaswam Madham in Thrissur, Kerala
Our love for adventure - rooted in our genes. Atop the highest point at Hampi heritage site and ancient village in Karnataka
Our love for adventure – rooted in our genes. Atop the highest point at Hampi heritage site and ancient village in Karnataka
Indian cricket players makes a video call as they celebrate victory against Australia in 2023 Test series in India
Indian cricket players makes a video call as they celebrate victory against Australia in 2023 Test series in India
Visitors reading newspaper sitting in front of a wall mural of Shankaracharya outside Brahmaswam Madham - Vedic school of Thrissur, Kerala
Visitors reading newspaper sitting in front of a wall mural of Shankaracharya outside Brahmaswam Madham – Vedic school of Thrissur, Kerala
Islanders in Cochin commuting in country boats during rains on Thursday as IMD declared Southwest monsoon  arrival in 2023
Islanders in Cochin commuting in country boats during rains on Thursday as IMD declared Southwest monsoon arrival in 2023
As the sky turns grey in Marine drive. Heavy monsoon rains closed in on South and central Mumbai in 2018
As the sky turns grey in Marine drive. Heavy monsoon rains closed in on South and central Mumbai in 2018
Pre-monsoon clouds keep the sky overcast as villagers of Vypin island in cochin play football on the beach in 2017
Pre-monsoon clouds keep the sky overcast as villagers of Vypin island in cochin play football on the beach in 2017
A Mumbai police official on duty at Worli seaface during high tide time in 2018
A Mumbai police official on duty at Worli seaface during high tide time in 2018
On a rainy evening in Fort Cochin, Kerala as Monsoon clouds make way for the setting sun in 2017
On a rainy evening in Fort Cochin, Kerala as Monsoon clouds make way for the setting sun in 2017

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