Dua in Lahore
Dua in Lahore.
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This was certainly the case with me. Long, uninterrupted hours at home, where I’ve turned one of the bedrooms of my apartment into a studio, meant that my own focus shifted from the product, from the finished artwork ready for display and a price tag, to the creative process itself."
Dua reflecting on the impact of lockdown on her artistic self.
A fool's choice
Me and my sisters didn’t have any brothers either, so I guess we grew up a little less surveilled."
Photograph: Dua (left) with her mother, father, and one of her two sisters at their parents’ home in Lahore, Pakistan.
On a whim
I’ve driven on the city’s roads, commuted in public transport like rickshaws and buses, used ride-hailing services like Careem and Uber, and walked, and not one of these means of getting around has been free of some form of harassment or fear for my safety.
Sadly, this is true of almost every Pakistani girl or woman I know."
Photograph: Gol Kamra for Home Alone Together digital exhibition.
Equality is here to stay.
Photograph: Dua's mother and sisters (top row) and her maternal grandmother, with her husband’s maternal grandmother (bottom row), on the occasion of Dua's wedding in 2015 (Lahore).