Singh is able to challenge the boundaries of photography as an artistic medium.

Dayanita Singh is perhaps best known for her haunting portraits of India's urban middle and upper class families. She presents these photographs in books, alluding to stories that remain forever concealed in the margins.

Also on display is her latest project, a series of portable 'museums'. An evolution of the photo-books, they are shown here for the first time.

These large wooden structures, dubbed by the artist as 'photo-architecture', can be placed and opened in different ways and each hold between 70 and 140 photographs. They will continue to grow, as Singh adds new work.

The artist says of her work: “Photography is not enough for me, it is just my language. Unless I can make poetry out of it, or a novel, what good is all my vocabulary?"

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