On a typical day, he would be sorting out problems of at least half a dozen people if not more. He was a tireless organiser with a wise demeanour and always tuned-in to the needs of others. He truly belonged to the people
These ayahs were multi-dimensional, adventurous, loving, (sometimes murderess) women, that are a crucial fabric of British history. Why have they been forgotten? My project seeks to remedy that.
The memories that shape our sense of who we are aren’t always of events we experienced first hand. Memories and relationships to the past can be inherited, communicated across time and reinterpreted by successive generations.
The way they are dressed by their parents, you can absorb that pride from just looking at the photo. It is imbued with dignity.
When I returned to my grandfather’s book of memoirs this year, it transformed the connection I have with my roots. My brothers and I, sitting at the foot of my grandfather’s bed, used to listen to his stories..
The Royal College of Physicians is an organisation which represents doctors worldwide. During South Asian Heritage Month, the College has been featuring stories from doctors with a South Asian Heritage.
The language of photography and the language of memory are intimately connected. We narrate the stories of our lives in terms of snapshots, images and albums, and our photographs which are amongst our most treasured possessions.
This little lady is my grandma (baa). She's less than 5ft, can barely walk and is pretty much blind. She's 90-something but no one's entirely sure.