LETTERS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOODS

( 2018 – ongoing )

The project “Letters from the neighborhoods” is about the personal stories of the people who have migrated to USA from different countries and living in the New York City. The project mostly focuses (but not only) on those people who have faced certain kind of human rights violation back in their homeland and chose to migrate for a safer and better life. Each and every portrait comes with an open letter written by them in their native language so that they get a chance to tell the world whatever they want without any fear—a personal anecdote, the story of their journey or advice to others. This project is an effort to understand why people do migrate and make an inclusion through photography.

 

This project not only offers the world to have an access to these personal stories but also the process gives these people an opportunity to cherish the freedom of speech.