Through My Grandparents' Eyes
I've been working with juxtaposing photographs of my grandfather, Sundaram Devadoss (1935-1993) to understand the legacies and familial connections to diaspora and memory. I have visited some of the same sites that my grandfather photographed. This initially happened by chance and it was only later that I realized we had photographed the same locations. Yet, at the time of making these photographs, I was thinking about my grandparents. Through this juxtaposition, I explore and critique landscape photography as an "objective" scene devoid of intimate human connection. I want to demonstrate that it can be incredibly personal while representing shared experiences and memories in deeply emotional ways.