Individuality: The ‘sunrise’ generation

Photo exhibit explores young South Asian women’s Westernized identity.

Inspired by Canada’s 150th anniversary, a distinctive youth photo exhibition titled Individuality will be showcased in Guildford Town Centre from August 1-28, 2016.

The documentary showcasing 100 portraits features the diverse and multi-layered identities of South Asian women growing up in Western society.

More than 100 South Asian women from Surrey between the ages of 13 and 25 belonging to various religious and cultural backgrounds have taken part in this initiative.

The exhibit’s opening ceremony will take place on Aug. 6 from 6-9 p.m at Centre Court.

Collectively, this “sunrise” generation is projected to have a significant impact on Surrey, home to a 100,000-strong South Asian community – the largest in North America.

The Individuality exhibition’s “promo” (24 pieces) can be viewed at Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72 Ave.) Until July 31. The larger, 100-piece exhibition will be viewable at Guildford Town Centre from Aug. 1-28.

The members of coordinating South Asian youth team are Pooja Patel (producer), Gurleen Suri (head photographer and curator), Pavilli Sehijpaul (photo editor and exhibition preparator), Angelica Prasad (photograper and exhibit preparator), Sharan Mangat (marketing and promotions), Suneet Maan (Master of Ceremonies) and ACS board member Marc Pelech (executive producer).

The project was sponsored by the Arts Council of Surrey, the Government of Canada (HRSDC), Guildford Town Centre and Sullivan Heights Secondary School.

Just Posted

Lost a ring? This White Rock man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

PHOTOS: Family Day celebrated at Historic Stewart Farm

Youngsters participate in some old fashioned fun

Man surrenders peacefully to police after 7-hour standoff at Ladner home

Man had entered the home against his court-ordered conditions

Surrey RCMP request assistance from public after man stabbed

20-year-old man suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries.

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

The pilot and lone occupant exited the aircraft on his own and uninjured.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

North Delta happening: week of Feb. 14

Events, courses and clubs listings for North Delta

Most Read