The participants in Bangalore are: Nidhi Bhandari, Aryan Gulati, Ganesh B V, Sacheth N, Tanvi Mallapur, Pragyna Divakar, and in Glasgow are Chrislyn Naysha Pereira, Amina Bashir, Zainab Ashraf, Zianib Nisa Ahmad, Roshni Advani, Malini Chakrabarty, Zain Saleem.
Participants had no formal photography training or qualifications, and come from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. They were guided by visual artists Morwenna Kearsley and Arpita Shah to explore representations of South Asian heritage and identity, using photography and museum collections as a point of origin or thematic reference. In the first four months of the project, the Glasgow-based young people have completed a series of practical in-person photography workshops at Street Level, a leading photography arts organisation. They have also attended online talks and participated in discussion with guest artists, as well as in skills and knowledge sharing with the participants in Bangalore.
Now, they are putting their new skills to the test, collaborating in the production of their own photography exhibition which will be displayed at Street Level Photoworks and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow and, simultaneously, at Kanike and MAP in Bangalore, in September-October 2023.