T. S. Nagarajan is one of the foremost chroniclers of social change in India. His work encompasses a great variety of themes, places and moods and is marked by strength and directness. Apart from their high craftsmanship, his pictures have intellectual depth; they make one think. The interaction of tradition and modernity fascinates him. His photographs on the induction of technology into rural life and on themes such as family planning and the spread of education have been internationally published.
"I believe that a country is people... ...They move, they work, they laugh, they suffer. And the photographer himself becomes part of their movement, their work, their laughter and their pain. He gets involved."