Browntown: Home Is Where the Bazaar Is

September 27, 2017

Negine Jasmine: In the heart of Artesia lives little India, which is located in southeast Los Angeles. The first time I visited the streets of Artesia was when I was eight years old, and even though I’m Afghan I’ve been enamored with the city ever since as it still provides a sense of familiarity. It … Read More

Photo Essay: Home in South India

September 25, 2017

I always look forward to any days I get to spend in India. Growing up I had the fortune of visiting nearly every summer with my family–as I’ve gotten older, the trips have been fewer and further apart, but I cherish them more now than I did when I was younger. I spend my time … Read More

Imran Suleiman’s Balloon Project is About Documentation and Catharsis

June 19, 2017

Tracking his younger sisters’ growth, Suleiman gives us an intimate look at the mind of an artist. Imran Suleiman works in multiple mediums–text, film, photography–but his latest photo series, The Balloon Project is perhaps one of his most intimate. His photos and captions for the project come together to tell a sad and sweet story about growing … Read More

Browntown: Mill Ave, Tempe

February 2, 2017

Calcutta, oh Calcutta When I was five, I thought the world extended as far as Kolkata. I couldn’t quite fathom anything beyond our narrow, little neighborhood. When I moved to America a year later, I still didn’t realize how far away I had traveled. In fact, once we landed, I called my aunt back in Kolkata … Read More

Photo Essay: A God Wherever You Look

January 19, 2017

Religion in its many forms in India and Nepal. An omniscient vibration resonates throughout the compound followed by the opening verse of the Quran. The Niazi Nizami Brothers of Dargah Nizamuddin have settled before the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyah for their weekly prayer ceremony. Their family, cousins, uncles, grandfathers alike, have prayed by singing qawwalis … Read More

Vivek Shraya’s Trisha Project Is A Confrontation Of Identity

June 6, 2016

During her transition, artist, performer and writer Vivek Shraya began recreating photos of her mother. In images that look like modern retellings, echoes and updates of her mother’s origins, Shraya shares the way her mother has lent to and helped determine her identity. The title of the project, Trisha, is echoed in the last line … Read More

Baljit Singh’s “Paraya Dhan” Exposes Dowries Through Art

April 12, 2016

Artist and photography Baljit Singh’s new photo series, “Paraya Dhan” is a direct commentary on dowries. In her photographs she has layered typical dowry items over the new brides, obscuring them from view so where you might see a nervous, shining face you just see dollar bills. Her imagery is simple and yet evocative — the cartoonish … Read More

The Motherland, Video Diary

March 16, 2016

In February, Sania Noreen Ahmed traveled to Pakistan and documented her trip, the sights and sounds. Set to the haunting “Allah Hoo” by Sain Zahoor, the Motherland is a collection of seconds. Watch her video below.

Pooja Prabha’s Walking Humans Series

March 15, 2016

Pooja Prabha doesn’t know when she began collecting shots of people walking around Kerala but one day she realized she had piles of photographs showing men, women, and children strolling around in the Indian sun. “I have a thing for capturing people especially capturing walking people candidly,” she says in a caption for the series on … Read More

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