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10 x 8 inch inkjet print
Edition of 15
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Balloon Girls is part of Ananna Rafa's 2018-2019 series, Conversations & Observations from the Land of Rivers. Encompassing themes of motherhood, identity, and the politics of domestic labour in Bangladesh, this series consists of a collection of photographs, poetry, and conversations which maps the memories of the artist's childhood and family history. This photograph depicts the friendship between young girls selling balloons and other commodities on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Ananna Rafa is a photographer and painter based in Toronto. Her work oscillates between places, memories, and identity. Her art practice is primarily image-based with an emphasis on the immigrant experience—often referencing art history, performance, and cinema from the South Asian diaspora. As a person of Bengali heritage, her work highlights the cultural and socio-political narratives of this region while at the same time introducing these concepts to a western audience.