My image of Gurneet, from my series You Will Live In This World As A Daughter, was selected by public vote for this year's Portrait Salon.
'The selected 52 portraits will now be exhibited on Level 5 at Peckham Levels on 27th November from 6.30 to 10.30pm, accompanied by a very special publication designed by Stanley James Press.'
The images were all rejected from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and/or Portrait of Britain.
You Will Live In This World As A Daughter will be shown in the UK next year as part of Blast! Festival.
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country will be shown in the UK for the first time at Blast! Festival next year.
Girl Gaze includes my series You Will Live In This World As A Daughter as well as projects by Uzma Mohsin, Jennifer Pattison and Andrea Fernandes that were commissioned by Creative Black Country and Multistory with support from the Nazar Foundation. The work will be curated by Iona Fergusson.
'Blast! is a festival of photography, talks and walks that will take place over six weeks across the six towns of Sandwell from 24 May to 29 June 2019. Blast! is a celebration of people, art and place – over 40 local, national and international artists have been invited to make new work, in collaboration with local communities, that will be presented in locations across Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton and Wednesbury with the festival opening in West Bromwich.'
Thanks to Oh Comely for printing an article about Girl Gaze: Journeys Through the Punjab & The Black Country in issue 43. A couple of images from my project You Will Live In This World As A Daughter are shown in the article.
There are a few mistakes and omissions in the article - all 4 of us (Jennifer, Andrea, Uzma and myself) visited the Black Country and The Punjab, Jennifer's project is called Rice Pudding Moon & The River of Dreams, Iona (who curated the work) - her surname is Fergusson, and the project was commissioned by Multistory and Creative Black Country with support from the Nazar Foundation.
Hopefully the work will be shown in the UK next year!
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through the Punjab & The Black Country, UK closed in Chandigarh on Sunday 19th with an art walk. The show will open this Friday 23rd in Jalandhar, India at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts.
My Punjab part of the project was made in Jalandhar so I'm excited that it gets to be shown there and hopefully some of the people that I photographed will get to see it.
(My picture of Rupinder Kaur is on the invite)
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through the Punjab and the Black Country, UK premiered in Chandigarh at the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi on Friday 9th March.
Curator Iona Fergusson did an art walk to close the exhibition. The Times of India wrote an article about it.
At the end of 2016 I found out that I had been selected as 1 of 4 photographers (2 Indian, Uzma Mohsin and Andrea Fernandes, 2 British, Jennifer Pattison and myself) to make projects about Punjabi women in the Black Country, UK and The Punjab, India, for Creative Black Country and Multistory, with support from the Delhi Photo Festival and the Nazar Foundation. They had received funding as part of UK/India 2017 from the British Council.
I started shooting the project in May 2017 and frequently made trips to the Black Country for long weekends, as well as visiting Jalandhar, India for a month in late 2017.
The first show of the 4 commissioned projects, including mine - You Will Live In This World As A Daughter, is next month in Chandigarh, India with the title of Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country, UK.
Afterwards the project will travel to Jalandhar. Other dates will be announced once they are confirmed.