16 years old. 

True to his name, which means the Gold King, Thangapandi exudes an effervescence. Losing both parents and facing severe illness, Thangapandi came to the Russ Children's Home and was nurtured back to health in a loving and safe environment.  In his own fashion, always finding his own rhythm, photography is a new outlet to share his personal style.  During the 100cameras course, he managed to photograph over 1,000 images and the results are wonderful.  Thangapandi's images are playful but this playfulness is translated into images that are technically and compositionally sound.