In her series Nagar, Anu Kumar (b. 1990, India) returns to her hometown of Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad and connects with her Indian heritage and identity in the process.
Although Kumar visited Kavi Nagar throughout her childhood, her most recent trip was remarkably different; what once seemed rather ordinary in her youth, now opened a doorway to discovery that would lead to learning the true nature of her hometown. The images were taken whilst accompanying her two aunts on the daily walk around the village. Here, the photographs show the daily lives of the people in the area – and Kumar manages to convey the seemingly mundane into the opposite; the noteworthy and intriguing.
Nagar reveals an intimate and personal adventure into self-discovery and prompts us to never forget our roots.