Born and brought up in Guwahati, I have a bond as deep as an umbilical cord with the city. Living outside the city and the state for almost fourteen years now, I have been trhough my academic and creative pursuits in the recent past, trying to explore non-mainstream narratives of Assam. This is a project that I embarked on since 2016 where I am trying to map the cityscape through my camera. This is not just to mark the physical transformations in the cityscape, but also an exercise of and in memory. I have started with photographing those spaces and localities where I spent my childhood and most of the images are from in and around Panbazar, Lakhtokia, Dighali Pukhuri and Fancy Bazar. This project is for also those who love Guwahati and I want to bring the city closer to Guwahatians.
Photographer- Shaheen Ahmed