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Nyla Singh

Nyla Singh is a professional photographer based in Trinidad & Tobago. She is a member of the National Registry for Artists and Cultural Workers, Trinidad & Tobago. Her work has appeared in several local and international publications such as Caribbean Beat Magazine, 97.1FM Motivation Minute Vol. 1, Discover T&T Magazine and internationally, on the front cover of the Cross Creek, Katy Texas magazine. Her work was featured at the inaugural opening of the Shaw Park Cultural Centre in Tobago. In 2015. All pieces were purchased by the Tobago House of Assembly.

Her most recent exhibition was in 2019 at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago where she was asked to submit seven (7) of her pieces for display for the theme, “Festivals & Rituals.”

In May & November 2016, her photographs 'Call of the Bells' and "Jumbie Flow" were both awarded first place in the Photography category for the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago's Members' Exhibition.

Some of Singh's most notable projects include: main photographer on the Cultural Heritage of East Port of Spain, University of the West Indies Research and Development Impact Fund. Where she spent 2 months photographing faces and places in Belmont, Laventille and environs.

Her first venture as a filmmaker “Voices of a Century” where she directed and filmed a short documentary on East Indian centenarians that provides brief accounts of the East Indian experience in Trinidad in the years following the official end of indentureship in 1920. The still-portraits of the centenarians were also featured at the National Museum’s exhibit on East Indian heritage 2017 and the National Council for Indian Culture’s Heritage Museum 2017.

Nyla Singh continues to work on landscape, bird and macro photography and has extended this repertoire to include newborn and family portraits. "Capturing moments frame by frame", her main tagline as a photographer, embodies her careful and empathetic approach to her clients' needs so as to facilitate efficient and satisfactory service to each client.

Singh has continued work on the Voices of a Century project where she has expanded her interviews to all ethnic groups as well as she recently spent time in Tobago conducting interviews there. She soon hopes to have a Voices of a Century, Part II, which can be used as teaching tools as well as for marketing our culture and heritage to an international audience.