A deeply personal photo-essay on family across continents that explores the shared narratives of migration and the Indian Diaspora.
‘Nalini’ focuses on Arpita’s mother, grandmother, and herself, exploring ancestral intimacies and how their histories, memories, and bodies are intertwined.
A personal journey developed across India, Kenya, and the UK, the process includes portraiture, old forgotten family photographs, shared and individual memories of objects, places, and family stories.
Arpita Shah (b. 1983, Ahmedabad, India) is based in Edinburgh. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture, heritage, and identity meet. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
‘Nalini’ is presented in association with Street Level Photography as part of our Purvai Festival programme.
Join artist Arpita Shah for an informal Artist’s talk on Saturday 12 October at 3pm.