In The Same Frame

“You will Marry a nice Indian Boy…”

6 Polaroid Images
Each feature my father in the foreground
And my boyfriend in the background
James
They have never met
They never do
My father doesn’t know James is there, with us

Sure we our found out, James reseeds to the shadows
My father’s face grows taking over the frame
I attempt to capture both in good light
But the limits of the medium are telling of the tension

An Act of Rebellion in Photographic Format
Indelibly captured in polaroid
Ideas Ingrained in India
Running deep roots across continents and seeding divisions in the lives of the next generation
This is Hardly a harmonious portrait of British Life
A series of polaroids situating Us and Them together, Us the Indian, and Them, the White or Non Indian in the Same Frame at the Same time