Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4  – December 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 – 8 p.m. What does labor mean to Asian American communities?… Read More

“No Fruit for her Labor: A Multimedia Cookbook of Gestures”

Sara Clugage and The Dilettante Army Collective have put together a fabulous premier issue entitled Summer Fruit. Below is my contribution to the issue with a link to the entire article with photography. No Fruit For Her Labor Fruits. Labor. The fruits of her labor. No fruits for her labor. Cooking and farming are both… Read More

“IN/Visible,” a video walk thru of the photo install. Large portraits of farmers & porters, catch them on a summer night…

2018 The Real Tastemakers: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters in India, Humanities Across Borders, 22 Jun 2018. 2018 This new Exhibit Spotlights the People who Make India’s Food. The Teal Mango, Food and Culture, Lakshmi Gandhi, 14 Jun 2018. 2018 Pakistani-American Researcher Sarah Khan On Her Photo-Exhibition On Indian Farmers & Spice Porters.Indian Women Blog, Arunima Maharshi,… Read More

IN/Visible Kimmel Galleries, LaGuardia Place & West 3rd, NYC 7 Jun – 7 Sep 2018

“In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India,” a series of portraits of Indian women farmers and men working as spice porters, will be on display this summer for 24-hour public viewing from June 7 – September 7, 2018 at NYU’s Kimmel Windows Galleries at the corner of LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street.… Read More

“Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India” Exhibit, until Jun 10, 2018 @ Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA

The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork… Read More

“Farmers: Past, Present, Future” Photo Exhibit, Madison Children’s Museum, WI

“Farmers: Past, Present, Future” Photography Exhibit Madison Children’s Museum, Sidewalk Surprise Series, 10 April – 10 July 2018 The three photographs displayed in the Sidewalk Surprise Series at The Children’s Museum of Madison WI portray a family of women farmers from Central India. The Dandu family, located in the state of Telangana, represent a long… Read More

“Migrant Kitchens, Portraits and Films from the Margins,” Queens Museum, Community Partnership Exhibition Space, Nov-Dec 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov 12, 2-5pm featuring screenings, street food, and community conversation around migrants and their rights Migrant Kitchens, Portraits and Films, from the Margins highlights those adept conjurers of taste in spaces on the street, in the community, and at home. For they are our culture creators—by their presence and persistence—they fortify our dynamic and… Read More

Watch Sarah Khan on Bourdain’s Parts Unknown: Queens NY

Queens NY, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Consulted on the episode, introduced Parts Unknown to Évelia Coyotzi and Blessing Osagiede, two Queens of Queens NY, and had a meal with Bourdain at Africana Soul Food Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens NY. Watch reruns on CNN.

Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America: Shahina Parveen, Open City, Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop

Collateral Damage “Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America”: A mother copes with the unjust arrest and incarceration of her son. Shahina Parveen is the mother of Shahawar Matin Siraj, who was convicted in 2007 of allegedly conspiring to plant bombs in a Manhattan subway. Shahina maintains her son, Matin, is in prison for a crime he… Read More

Cooking is an Act of Defiance, Open City Magazine, Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop

Cooking provides a familiar focus, even a break, and the possibility to recreate culture and share it in a part of the world that finds her, and people like her, distasteful. Read more…

Satire: “CORN-TELPRO: Tamale Ladies Menace 6 Queens’ neighborhoods along Roosevelt Avenue”

Do not confuse CORN-TELPRO with the 1950s COINTELPRO, “a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States FBI aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting domestic political organizations.” CORN-TELPRO, on the other hand, is an entirely trustworthy and legitimate organization, seeking a total and complete shutdown of all invasive species on Roosevelt Avenue,… Read More