asian Youth Culture
Asian Youth Culture's first exhibition marks the beginning of a project which seeks to underpin what it is to be 'Asian' in contemporary British society. I've been invited to focus on South Asian women in particular to counteract the patriarchal narratives in the hope of dismantling outdated stereotypes.
Since September 2017, I've been researching, talking with and meeting with South Asian women in Birmingham to learn more about their experiences through documentary portraiture. Oral history interviews were recorded to accompany their portraits, from which we selected captions to contextualise the exhibited photographs.
To celebrate the first exhibition, at Parkside Gallery 8th - 29th of March, I featured on BBC Asian Network and NTS Radio, London.
Until recently I've also been managing the social media for this project across all platforms: #AsianYouthCulture.