Thursday, 21 July 2011

Found photographs

These photographs were collected in Mumtaz Studios, building 7450, but are typical of what might be found in any of the apartments in Musheireb. The team pointed out the nationalities, or the countries of origin, of the people in the photos as we sifted through the pictures, saying Kerala, Bengali, Pakistan, Nepali, United Emirates.

The newspaper is Nepali. It had been used to cover up an image of a man carrying a load on his back through the mountains, hastily drawn onto a wall with a blue marker pen. Above the drawing was written Nepal Airlines. Presumably the person who had made the drawing had been trying to conjure up an image of his home country, Nepal.

Locks are to be found everywhere. This one has 'Made in China' written across the front, adding to the cultural mix.

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