Photography

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.   https://medium.com/media/3f9886c687d01194420b1f9be67d8ddd/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/3f9886c687d01194420b1f9be67d8ddd/href

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

Why Are Most Media Outlets Misreporting On #UnFairAndLovely?

March 12, 2016

The coverage for the new social media campaign #UnFairAndLovely has been fast and amazing–-from posting pictures of dark South Asian women in places that they previously had been missing, the reporting has been powerful. And yet, most major sites, like USAToday, and BuzzFeed are choosing to highlight just the South Asian origin of the movement, … Read More

Photo Essay: Durga Pooja

December 7, 2015

Durga, one face of the goddess and mother of preservation and annihilation, is a force of power. Pure power. Astride a tiger and brandishing a trident in one of her many arms, she unleashes retribution with grace. Photographer Abhineet Dey captured images from the Durga pooja held in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India. She casts shadows deeper … Read More

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