Empathy

This is my new photographic exhibition starting this week at KLPac. It is an on going project documenting the ways of life of this small community. This exhibition hopes to lend a voice, a visual profile, to them which is often absent in the mainstream of our concerns and interests.

Neighbours at War

Two rotting pears

This new year began with major military conflicts in the middle east, the Indian subcontinent, parts of Africa and many other corners of the world.

Our world’s military history probably goes back to the beginning of our human race. Happily many of the warfares among neighbours in the pastĀ  had stop but many more are emerging each day leading to many unnecessary deaths and unimaginable sorrows for thousands of families.

I can’t help but start this year reflecting on the present day conflicts. This feature of our human life that we need to go to war and fight each other for what ever reasons or objectives.

Is this an unchanging nature of man and women? Are we all by birth and culture unneighbourly? When will we be able to live with our neighbours and care for our neughbourhoods ?