A deeply personal photo-essay on family across continents that explores the shared narratives of migration and the Indian Diaspora opens in An Lanntair gallery tomorrow  (Friday 11 October) at 5pm.

And on Saturday 12th, at 3pm, Arpita will host an informal walk and talk tour around her latest show.

Entitled ‘Nalini’, the exhibition displays stunning works by photographer Arpita Shah as she focuses on her mother, grandmother, and herself to explore ancestral intimacies and how their histories, memories, and bodies are intertwined.

A personal journey developed across India, Kenya, and the UK, the process includes portraiture, forgotten family photographs, shared and individual memories of objects, places, and family stories.

Arpita Shah (b. 1983, Ahmedabad, India) is based in Edinburgh where she works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture, heritage, and identity meet.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, and ‘Nalini’ is presented in association with Street Level Photography as part of the Purvai Festival programme.

The exhibition opening of ‘Nalini’ is free for all to attend.

‘Nalini’ runs at An Lanntair gallery until 16 November.