Men of my Family for Coeval Magazine

“Photographer Anu Kumar’s newest series consists of portraits of her close male relatives. The series, “Men of My Family”, are “simple, stripped back” as Kumar states and “an attempt to get past the usual pleasantries exchanged between us during our frequent family gatherings.”
The series was taken in the drawing room of Kumar’s Aunt’s house and, as she describes, “One by one I called a family member to have their portrait taken between sessions of cricket and chai.”

“These photos celebrate the surprising features carried by my family; hooked noses and green eyes in varying shades of brown.”


The portraits instill a meditative view on male family members outside of hyper-masculine, patriarchal stereotypes. There is a strong sense of beauty and vulnerability in Kumar’s series. Kumar is currently based in Melbourne.


Words by Perwana Nazif








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