Archive | July, 2015

From Lajpur to Leicester

Abdulhai Garda on the bank of the Mindhola River just outside the village of Lajpur near Surat. It was in the 19th century that people started going from the Surat district to England. In the British times this village, Lajpur, was the capital of the state of Sachin, ruled over by a Nawab who worked […]

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Taking pictures for India’s Gateway

During late 2014 I spent nine weeks in India taking photographs and recording people’s stories for the India’s Gateway project. Before leaving England I’d visited British Gujaratis in London, Leicester, Yorkshire and Lancashire, talking to people who live near the galleries where our exhibition will be shown. I asked them where I should go and […]

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