here to stay

Commissioned in March 2018, Here To Stay was exhibited across a four venues in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, between August and November 2018.

Having originally been commissioned to be exhibited at Sandwell Hospital’s Education Centre throughout October, the series remains on permanent display.

The next iteration of the exhibition will be at the University of Warwickshire 15th-30th of June, in partnership with the university’s on-site archival resource the Modern Records Centre and global charitable foundation the Wellcome Collection.

The exhibition will be available to tour elsewhere from July 2019, so please get in touch if you or an organisation you work with would like to discuss way to support.

The show will then tour to St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, South West London, 1st-14th of October, 2019. Additionally, select portraits will feature at a group exhibition in St. Pancras Hospital, central London, between July and October 2019.


'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 (1979)

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 (1979)