The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place).
With this statement, I was responding to the way refugee communities under political asylum go through the process of re-creating their “place” in an alien country. The environments I stand in and walk through speak of the rich culturally assimilated world they live in.
a neighborhood TV-watching booth. they are watching a Tibetan-language channel.
talking to a student near a wall used for demonstration/protest posters
another “wall of protest”
the Tibetan flag and a drunk guy on on the pavement
at the entrance/exit of the “refugee colony”