The photographic work is part of my ongoing meditation on the landscape of my home state, Punjab (India). It foregrounds the flux in Punjab’s farmlands, which are witnessing sweeping economic change and migration as people leave in ever larger numbers for places in North America, Britain, Australia and beyond in search of more productive livelihoods. The photographs typify the transitions of agrarian lives, as mirrored in the regional landscape. Shot in analogue with a medium format camera, they exude a deep quietude that obscures this frenetic and irrevocable transformation of a land and its people.

Supported by Space118 Fine Art Grant 2021-22