After receiving my admission letter to graduate school in Stockholm, I seized the opportunity of a friend getting married in Mumbai to leave Toronto early in spring 2010 for an extended trip through India, Turkey and Iran.

This selection represents my efforts to live photography as a continuous learning process in parallel to the flux of travel - it could attune my relationship with my surroundings and perhaps my images could go beyond external documentation and also capture what I was feeling.

Faced with the incredible cultural depth of the landscapes I encountered, naturally photographing people in their environment became my single guiding principle. What my images also ended up reflecting was that as a young man travelling alone, I was mostly meeting other men. Touched by the fraternity and camaraderie I experienced, I got new perspectives on male roles in this complex society barreling towards modernity, and in my own in the north.

 

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