Born 1976 in New Delhi, Randhir Singh received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1999. He spent fifteen years working in New York City at a number of award winning architecture and design firms while taking photography classes at the International Center of Photography. Currently based in New Delhi, Randhir’s practice draws on his education as an architect with a focus on issues related to architecture and urbanism.
In 2016, Randhir’s series exploring industrial architecture and the urban landscape, Water Towers, was shown at the Pondy Photo Festival. Photographed in portrait format and centered in the frame, hisproject sought to connect the monumental, and often decorative, water towers to the prosaic housing colonies and parks around them. Continuing his interest in the urban landscape, a selection of his photographs examining waterways and hydraulic architecture were included in the Yamuna River Project publication and exhibition in 2017. The Yamuna River Project book was recently awarded the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Architecture Book award for 2018.
Over the last four years, Randhir has been photographing government housing colonies in Delhi. This on-going project, CPWD (Central Public Works Department), explores a number of concepts including housing typologies, socialism, government control, modernism and national identity. A selection of photographs from CPWD was exhibited as a part of When is Space? at the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur in2018.
Randhir has also been collaborating with the artist Seher Shah on a number of projects involving photography, architecture and drawing. Their recent project, Studies in Form, is a series of cyanotype prints that builds on these overlaps to further an ongoing interest into concepts of architectural scale and sculptural intent. This project was shown as a part of Bearing Points at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018 and is currently on display at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai.
1999 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. - Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Science
2019 "Studies in Form" with Seher Shah, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai
2018 "When is Space?", Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2018 "Studies in Form" with Seher Shah, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka
2018 "India Arch Dialogue", New Delhi
2016 "Exhibitions at Maison Colombani", PondyPhoto, Pondicherry
2019 Interior Photography Award, Trends Excellence Award for Architecture and Design
2018 Deutsches Architekturmuseum Architecture Book award for Yamuna River Project. New Delhi Urban Ecology by Inaki Alday and Pankaj Vir Gupta. Published by Actar, Barcelona & University of Virginia
2018 Certificate of Achievement, 12th Annual Black & White Spider Award
2017 Certificate of Achievement, 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards
2016 Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards, Architecture: Buildings
2015 Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards, Architecture - Buildings
2015 Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards, Editorial - Environmental
2015 Interior Photography Award, Trends Excellence Award for Architecture and Design
Partial Client List
Dhaka Art Summit
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
American Embassy School
Antara Senior Living
Romi Khosla Design Studio
Rajeev Agarwal Architects
De La Garza Architects