here to stay

First commissioned in March 2017 to be exhibited in Sandwell in October, ‘Here To Stay‘ launched on Brick Lane when it was still a work in progress at the beginning of August 2017.

After being warmly received to an audience of hundreds, the portraits toured back to Birmingham for two weeks in September.

I intend to tour the portrait series with support from likeminded organisations and sponsors: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/heretostay70 - ends 7th of November.


'West Indies to West Midlands' (October 2013 – January 2015)
The beginnings of my work with the Windrush Generation: a documentary portraiture series of West Indian war veterans who fought for the British military and now reside across north Birmingham. The public exhibition was comprised of contemporary portraits juxtaposed with the veteran's own archival photographs.


 'Dalal Archive' film screening and installation created as part of a three day festival co-produced with mac Birmingham over 6 months 2013-2014.

'Dalal Archive' film screening and installation created as part of a three day festival co-produced with mac Birmingham over 6 months 2013-2014.


Visuals: personal archive of photographs from an album dated 1958-70, given to the director by her Grandmother.

Audio: excerpts from a conversation with the director's father about the German-Parsi element of her ancestry and anecdotal family history.

Duration: 6 minutes 28 seconds

  Pop Up Portrait Studio  was the most popular intervention of  The Loft's  six month residency; engaging with hundreds of passers by and inviting them inside to be photographed (June, 2014).  Inspired by Handworth Self Portrait and Masterji’s home studio in Coventry.

Pop Up Portrait Studio was the most popular intervention of The Loft's six month residency; engaging with hundreds of passers by and inviting them inside to be photographed (June, 2014).

Inspired by Handworth Self Portrait and Masterji’s home studio in Coventry.