This series is a reflection on a photograph of my mother in the 1990s after her immigration to the United States from India. In this original inspiration, she is playing mini golf in a sky blue churidar. My mother mailed me one of her saris which I used to (sacreligiously) cut and sew this vibrant yellow, modest dress. With the support of two photographers, I creat- ed this series depicting myself partaking in stereotypically French activities, as I currently reside in France. My short hair as well as my surroundings contradict the connotations of my dress. Each photo highlights a clashing of cultures and a sense of displacement.

Veena Bobba           
Cultural Dichotomy
Spring 2018
Parsons Paris