Vaneesha of #DepthOfV is a creative director, photographer and multimedia journalist, whose passion for advocacy and conceptual art inspires her visuals and their accompanying narratives. Using both audio visuals and stills, she encourages marginalised communities like hers to take up space through honest, unfiltered storytelling, in a world that expects their silence and erasure. Her hope is to create new alternative mediums of art, expression and discourse, to break the systemic and societal barriers that work against mutiply-marginalised communities.
I'm Every Woman
Reimagining everyday Dravidian* women of yesterday as everyday women of today.
Our fight is for each other, to each other we belong.
Through generations of deeply-rooted patriarchy and misogyny that stifled the voices and took away the freedom of Dravidian women and femme-presenting people, they persevered- their strength and resilience helping pave a better way for the generations after them. The existence of these women helped us find our place in the world; helped us belong. We are the daughters of Dravida, we are the mothers of the future.
This photo series is a tribute to the women of yesterday, celebrated through the everyday women of today, who reap the fruits of seeds sowed in the past, while planting more for the women of tomorrow.
* Dravidians are an ethnolinguistic group of Indian and Eelam descent, who predominantly speak any of the Dravidian languages, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Executive Producer & Creative Director - Vaneesha Krishnasamy @neeshakrish
Socio-cultural Consultant - Ramya Vilaasyinii Gopal @qvkrl
Production Manager: Sai Shivaanieswari Harish @sai.Shivaanie
Production Assistant: Diya
MUA 1: Milashni Selvakumar @makeupbymilashini
MUA 2: Ajendra Chambers @ajendraidontknow
Hair and saree-tying: Kartiyani Palaniandy @Therealkartiyani
Davina Devarajan @davina.devarajan
Divaasini Devaraj @simplydivaa_
Naaraayini Balasubramaniam @naaraayini
Premeela Nathan Nkiama @dr_premeela_nathan
Ramya Vilaasyinii Gopal @qvkrl
Rachael Shalini Francis @rachaelshalinifrancis
Samitaa Raj @samitaaraj
Sivaranjani Manickam @sivaranjanimanickam
Theyvapaalan S Jayaratnam @warwhorelian
Vaneesha Krishnasamy @neeshakrish
Raenuga, Isaac Vijay, Catherhea Potjanaporn, Abhi @artbyabhi